22nd Sep, 2019

Museum in appeal for Moon landing memorabilia as 50th anniversary looms

Correspondent 11th Apr, 2019

A MUSEUM is appealing for memories of the space race, space memorabilia and childhood space toys for an exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon.

The appeal comes from Warwickshire Museum which is hosting ‘To the Moon and Beyond’ an exhibition on space which will feature samples of rock collected from the Moon plus there will be a collection of space memorabilia from the time as it explores mankind’s continuing fascination with space and space travel through stories, films and television.

The curators would also like to hear your memories of the first moon landing and of the space race, including where you watched the footage of the momentous event, whether you bought any souvenirs and whether you a fan of space themed films and TV shows of the era.

Anyone with any memorabilia, childhood toys or collectable objects from the time that they would be willing to lend for the exhibition would also be very welcome, especially if you have space-themed toys and comics from the 1960s and 70s, memorabilia from any of the Apollo missions, early Star Trek, Lost in Space, and Space 1999 memorabilia.

They would also be interested in any household or personal items from the 1960s and 70s whose design was influenced by the space race and the moon landing.

To get in touch email details of any offers to loan objects, with a photo if possible, to museum@warwickshire.gov.uk If you have any queries please call Rebecca Coles on 01926 736397.

The deadline for offers is April 30, 2019.

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