Amazing Space at The Word


45 Market Place, SOUTH SHIELDS, Tyne And Wear, NE33 1JF
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Amazing Space at The Word


July 2019 marks 50 years since man first set foot on the Moon and to celebrate this momentous event our new exhibition is ‘Amazing Space’.

Amazing Space celebrates Space fact and fiction, taking visitors on a journey from planet Earth through the Solar System and beyond. You can discover the stories inspired by Space and watch clips from classic science fiction movies old and new.

A short film created especially for the exhibition will entertain and educate you about life as an astronaut: the good, the bad, and the occasionally unpleasant!

You can step inside our astronaut’s spacesuit and replicate the photograph taken on the first Moon landing and  children can try to solve our Space-scene jigsaw or listen to a selection of Space-themed music. See costumes from Star Trek and Star Wars and marvel at an original Washington Post newspaper dated the day after the 1969 Moon landing, which has been signed by legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Prepare to be blasted off into Space and trust us when we say: the fiction is strange but sometimes the facts are stranger still…

This out-of-this-world free exhibition is now open and will run until 23 February 2020.

Guide Prices

Free Entry

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Opening Times

Amazing Space Openings (29 June 2019 - 23 Feb 2020)
Monday - Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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