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An army of robots is coming to Gloucestershire in just matter of days – but there is no need to panic!

The Museum of Gloucester, based in Brunswick Road, Gloucester, is delighted to be hosting a blockbusting sci-fi exhibition – ‘Robot’ – featuring a collection of robots, cyborgs and android from TV and film over the past 40 years.

The stunning exhibits include R2D2 and C3P0 from Star Wars, a life size bust of Arnold Schwarzenegger from Terminator 2, Kryten from the TV series Red Dwarf and Locutus of Borg from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

The exhibition is being sponsored by Moose Marketing and PR, publishers of Punchline-Gloucester.com, and Cass-Stephens Insurances.

The ‘Robot’ exhibition runs from 16 July to 27 August.

Entry to the ‘Robot’ exhibition is included in the normal price of admission, which is £5 for adults, £3 concessions, £12 for a ‘family’ ticket (up to two adults and five children), while under-fives go free.

Vicki Hopson, Business Development Officer at the Museum of Gloucester, said: “We’re thrilled the ‘Robot’ exhibition is coming to the museum and it’s already attracted plenty of interest.

“The exhibits are stunning and it’s not often you get the chance to see them all on one place, like this.”

“It’s one of the largest privately-owned collection of robots, cyborgs and androids in Europe and we’re delighted it will be making the museum its home this summer.”

Cllr Lise Noakes, cabinet member for culture and leisure at Gloucester City Council, said: “I am really excited to welcome the new robot exhibit to Gloucester.

“The summer holidays are a great opportunity for young people and families to visit their local museums and see some of their favourite film and television robotic friends.”

Mark Owen, managing director of Moose Marketing and PR said: “This is a very exciting exhibition featuring many of the most famous robots of all time.

“Where else would you have the chance to get close up and personal with R2D2 and C3P0 from Stars Wars, or stare into the face of Arnold Schwarzenegger from Terminator 2 and live to tell the tale.”

Matt Cass, director of Cass-Stephens, based at Regency House, Spa Road, Gloucester, said: “As a massive sci-fi fan, I’m absolutely delighted that ‘Robot’ is coming to Gloucester.

“I’m sure everyone has their own particular favourite robot and it’s going to be fantastic to finally get to ‘meet’ them. I just hope everyone doesn’t run for the hills!”

The full list of exhibits at ‘Robot’, which runs from 16 July to 27 August, is:

  • Life size bust of Arnold Schwarzenegger from Terminator 2
  • Full life size figure of Iron Man
  • The head of the robot Michael Jackson from the ‘Moonwalker’ video
  • Life size R2D2 and life size bust of C3P0 from Star Wars
  • Life size replica of Kryten from the TV series Red Dwarf
  • Life size replica of Locutus of Borg from Star Trek The Next Generation
  • Life size Seven of Nine, from Star Trek Voyager
  • The head of Sonny from iRobot
  • The head of Bicentennial Man
  • Life size chrome robot head from Terminator 2: Judgement Day
  • V.I.N.CENT robot from The Black Hole (1970s US TV series)
  • Maria from Metropolis, one of the first robots to appear in a film
  • OMNIBOT- 1980s toy robot
  • C3P0  – vintage model from Star Wars
  • A robot from the Japanese Anime TV series Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!
  • Life size Macy’s robot (designed for the NYC department store)
  • Life size Weber robot from the film Flubber starring Robin Williams
  • Robot parts from the film The Surrogates
  • Pinorobot by Radica
  • ED-209 robot from the film RoboCop
  • Life size B9 robot from Lost In Space
  • Armoured Martian Cyborg foot soldier, from Mars Attacks!
  • Two very rare R.A.D personal robots
  • Robosapienrobot, a toy-like biomorphic robot
  • Robot dogs, including Teksta
  • N.S.E.C.Trobotic attack creature
  • Nu Manrobot by Shaw Robotics, the original company who built the Daleks
  • An animation cell from Marvin The Martian
  • The Mech robot Jolly Rodger
  • Action Planet robot, a reproduction of Robby the Robot from the film Forbidden Planet.
  • Scooter 2000 robot toy
  • Various contemporary and clockwork robot toys going back to the 1940s

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