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16 OCTOBER 2002-27 APRIL 2003
JAMES BOND EXHIBIT AT SCIENCE MUSEUM, LONDON

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2004-09-06
The official exhibition Bond‚ James Bond - licensed to thrill at the Science Museum opens in London, a few weeks before the film premiere of Die Another Day (2002).

Official press release 10/10/2002:
Your assignment: To catch Bond‚ James Bond – the Official 007 Exhibition at the Science Museum

From 16 October 2002‚ the award-winning Science Museum invites you to be shaken and stirred by its newest blockbuster exhibition - Bond‚ James Bond - featuring the greatest-ever collection of memorabilia from 40 years of Bond movies.

Created in unique partnership with Eon Productions‚ the films’ producers‚ it has been curated by our sister museum‚ the National Museum of Photography‚ Film & Television in Bradford, and is sponsored by Thales.

Bond‚ James Bond explores the Bond films through the most extensive collection of original 007 objects‚ images‚ concept drawings‚ storyboards and costume designs ever assembled. From Rosa Klebb’s infamous flick-knife shoe through to plans for spectacular stunts‚ and Oddjob’s killer bowler hat‚ this thrilling interactive exhibition gives visitors a behind-the-scenes tour of the creative talents and technical wizards behind the world’s biggest and best-loved film phenomenon.

In the Bond‚ James Bond exhibition visitors actually step inside the movies‚ as a series of spectacular themed areas let you live life as the world’s most famous secret agent. A mission briefing in M’s office is followed by a visit to Q’s gadget workshop‚ where visitors come face to face with the tantalising technology of the spy trade. While training in the dark arts of espionage‚ visitors learn information from video displays and state-of-the-art computer interactives. Before they can claim secret agent status however‚ Bond wannabes must first negotiate the mirrored maze in the villain’s lair and then undertake a death-defying stunt.

This landmark exhibition shows how an extraordinary blend of science‚ art and action keeps Bond coming back. Throughout the exhibition‚ Bond film footage plays alongside memorable theme tunes. Created for your eyes only‚ Bond‚ James Bond is a live or let die experience for anyone who has ever hummed a certain theme tune and wished‚ just for a moment‚ to be that secret agent…

Visitors will also be able to see the 007 Prop Store – 800 square metres of iconic cars‚ motorbikes and props from the Bond movies - an absolutely unmissable collection never-before-seen together - including:

• The Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye (1995)
• The 1937 Phantom III Rolls Royce from Goldfinger (1964)
• The Q boat which leapt out of the MI6 building in The World Is Not Enough (1999)
• The BMW Z8 sawn in half at the finale of The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Plus a wide selection of models from Bond movies!

The exhibition runs from 16 October 2002 to 27 April 2003‚ before going on a world tour.

Ticket prices: Adults £8.95‚ Children/Concessions £6.95 (entry to the rest of the Museum is free)
Public information and booking line: +44 (0)870 870 4868

Editor's note:
For more James Bond exhibitions presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Visit the official website for the Science Museum in London for the latest information:
www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

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