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Amazing Space

July 2019 marked 50 years since man first set foot on the Moon and to celebrate this momentous event, The Word's current exhibition is 'Amazing Space'.

This exciting exhibition explores Space fact and fiction, taking visitors on a journey from planet Earth through the Solar System and beyond. 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 visitors about life as an astronaut: the good, the bad, and the occasionally unpleasant!

Step inside the astronaut spacesuit and replicate the photograph taken on the first Moon landing! Children can try to solve the Space-scene jigsaw and 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.

This out-of-this-world free exhibition run until 23 February 2020. 

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The Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields

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