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May The Toys Be With You

14th October 2023 – 20th April 2024

Coming to Dorset, from a galaxy far, far away comes one of the UK’s finest collections of vintage Star Wars toys and original cinema posters.

From Saturday 14th October, visit the Museum of East Dorset in the heart of Wimborne and immerse yourself into the iconic Star Wars universe.

Back when the movie Star Wars broke box office records in 1977 no one could have predicted that the merchandising would go on to earn even more than the film itself. The toys of Star Wars took the world by storm and became the must-have playthings for an entire generation. From 1977 – 1985 an estimated 300 million action figures were sold, allowing children to re-enact the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo.

May The Toys Be With You is both a celebration of the now highly collectable vintage toy line and also of the iconic design work and art of the Star Wars movies. From X-Wing Fighters to lightsabers, these fantastical designs have fired our imaginations and stamped their place on our cultural landscape. For little kids and ‘big kids’ alike this is an unmissable opportunity to view many rarely seen Star Wars treasures. This exhibition has broken visitor attendance records at a host of museums around the country, and we’re excited for its visit to Wimborne.

This must-see exhibit is only here for a limited time and perfect for fans of Star Wars and the silver screen! Whether you’re introducing your little ones to the galaxy or reliving your own childhood excitement, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Admission to the exhibition is included with all visitor passes, available for purchase at our reception desk on the day of your visit or you can book online. For more information on our opening hours and ticket prices, please visit our dedicated page here.

Join in the Star Wars fun!