A free Sci-Fi exhibition at Gunnersbury Park Museum which raised £16,000 from Sci-Fi fans through a crowdfunding campaign and showcases the work of Ealing and Hounslow people bringing Sci-Fi to the big and small screen is to open on 20 October 2023.
With match funding provided from the Art Fund, Gunnersbury Park Museum raised over £32,000 to help launch the Set to Stun exhibition.
Set to Stun celebrates Sci-Fi film and TV from the 1960s through to today and will allow visitors to get close up and personal to sets, costumes, props and other artist visuals that went into making such classics as Doctor Who, Red Dwarf and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Professor James Knowles, chair of the Gunnersbury Museum and Park Development Trust said: “Science fiction on screen has thrilled audiences for 100 years. West London has played an essential part in creating these iconic stories, characters and worlds, and we’re delighted to tell its story in our most ambitious exhibition to date. We can’t wait to welcome you to Set to Stun.
The Sci-Fi fans who supported the crowdfunding campaign were able to pick from a selection of rewards ranging from Sci-Fi inspired tote bag to a reading and Q&A with David Learner, aka Marvin the Paranoid Android of BBC’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Set to Stun is free to enter and open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4.30pm. For more information, click here.