BUCKLE on your broadsword for a visit to Redditch’s Forge Mill Museum where a stunning exhibition, Way of the Warrior: Epic Movies and Armour, has just opened.
It’s a visually stunning display featuring props and costumes used in epic historical blockbuster movies.
It includes a selection of warrior costumes and armour from some of the biggest ‘sword and sandal’ epics of recent years, including Troy, Hercules, Alexander, Centurion, The Eagle, King Arthur, and the hit TV series Spartacus.
Highlights include the Oscar winning costumes from the multi award winning Gladiator (2000), there’s also the full suit of Sarmatian armour used in the climactic battle scenes of King Arthur (2004) plus armour and costumes from Spartacus as worn by Liam Mcintyre from the Starz series Spartacus Vengeance (2012).
This exhibition also offers a range of inter-active replica handling armour and movie props so visitors can experience what it would have been like to wear the kit and handle weapons from the ancient world.
The exhibition runs until September 4 and the Bordesley museum is open from 11am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.