A Steam-Powered Sci-Fi Convention Is Coming To Manchester

A sci-fi themed steam train will travel through Manchester this weekend.

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This weekend (August 18 and 19) East Lancashire Railway is inviting passengers to get up close and personal with iconic science fiction and pop culture characters, from Darth Vader to the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man.

The 12-mile tour takes in three stations, each housing memorabilia from different shows and films, starting at Bury Bolton station with a Star Wars collection including characters from the UK Garrison, 99th Garrison and Rebel Legion UK and an Ewok display. As well as Doctor memorabilia including the Tardis, Cybermen, K9 and Daleks.

Over in Heywood, Jurrassic Park fans will be able to take a spin in the Gyrosphere before coming face to face with a four-meter animatronic T-Rex. While in Ramsbottom, there’s something for everyone with props from Game of Thrones, including the Iron Throne, and a 35ft Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmellow Man.

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Of course, it wouldn’t be a Sci-Fi convention without Harry Potter, and in Ramsbottom brave fans will be able to face up to a giant spider from the Forbidden Forrest and take a look at Mr Weasley’s Ford Anglia.

Tickets are priced from £10 per child and £16 per adult and include access to all exhibits and activities, as well as unlimited travel on steam and diesel trains.

Book online here and save 10 per cent on ticket prices.

 

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