Amazing Space at the Word

Continuing my space theme from Monday’s visit to see Apollo 11, yesterday I was early to see the show I was reviewing, so took the opportunity to pop into The Word in South Shields, The National Centre for the Written Word. It’s somewhere I’ve been meaning to go for a while, as they have an interesting programme of events, but with 15 minutes to kill all I managed this time was a wander around their exhibition on space.

It was a small but fun show that centred as much on space in the imagination as in reality: space as seen in comics, books, film and TV – so an X-Wing pilot uniform is displayed next to an astronaut suit.

It’s not a massive exhibit, but it’s curated with care – and it’s free – so definitely something kids will enjoy (even if that kid is you).

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