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Star Wars characters invade the museum


Warrington Museum was taken over by Star Wars characters seeking to crush the rebellion and put smiles of the faces of local fans of the movie franchise.

As part of the museum’s plans to open one Sunday a month to coincide with the popular Makers Market in Queens Gardens, they invited members of the 99th. Garrison to entertain sci-fi fans both young and old. The movie franchise bad guys delighted visitors as they posed for photographs and chatted with their fans.

The 99th Garrison are a Star Wars themed group which operates mainly in the Northern part of the United Kingdom, with outposts in the East Midlands, North Wales, North West and North Lincolnshire. The Garrison’s primary aim is to raise funds and awareness for charities and worthy causes and to entertain with their superbly realistic costumes.

The free to enter event also included a craft workshop where children loved making their Death Star prints.

As an extra bonus for comedy fans, hidden throughout the museum were several free pairs of tickets to Bill Bailey’s upcoming ‘larks in transit’ show at the Parr Hall on Wednesday 13 Jun 2018 and Thursday 14 Jun 2018,

Commenting prior to the well supported and successful event Mike Roberts, visitor services officer at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, said: “We’ve hosted the 99th Garrison at the museum before and they make such a big impact. Their costumes are incredibly authentic and you can’t help but get caught up in the Star Wars Universe when you pose for a photo with a couple of Storm Troopers! This event is an absolute must for Star Wars fans – and a great day out that everyone can get involved in.”

Warrington Museum and Art Gallery already have plans for the next makers market Sunday opening.

The Force will be with you. Always.

Meeting the crew from 99th Garrison at Warrington Musem

Posted by Warrington worldwide on Sunday, 10 June 2018

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