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Robot – Touring Exhibition


This exciting exhibition showcases robots, cyborgs and androids in all their guises – from friendly and helpful to sinister and scary.

Visitors will get up close and personal with a cast of full size heroic robots, vintage tin toys, sculptures in all shapes and sizes from comics, books and the silver screen over the past 40 years.

Science-Fiction fans will recognise their favourite metal movie stars – around every corner lurks another metallic star.

It’s not all celebrity robots. Where are the household robots promised to us by Tomorrow’s World? Right here, you can see the R.A.D. robots 1.0 and 4.0 – personal robots designed to serve drinks and eavesdrop on conversations.

This new exhibition is everything you need for a spectacular, successful, engaging and educational temporary exhibition.


Size: Flexible; this touring exhibition is a modular exhibition system that fits any space. Three separate exhibitions available or one massive blockbuster.

Required Security: Regular checking

Hire fee: Hire fee covers all hardware such as plinths, acrylic cases, mannequins etc.

Third party IP rights: Any third party IP rights license deemed required for the display of any materials must be sought by the venue prior to display. Images used in advertising will require prior permission from the original IP holders. In particular, film titles, character likenesses or character names cannot be used in any marketing materials without permission from the original IP holder.

Insurance Responsibility: Venue

Transport Responsibility: Venue

Notes: Venue to be alarmed and secure at night. All robots are static and have no dangerous moving parts.



We’ve never known anything like it

That’s what Vicki Hobson of the Museum of Gloucester said after hosting our touring exhibition, smashing their target of 6000 by a whopping 55,000 visitors.

The ‘Robot’ exhibition at the Museum of Gloucester pulled in the crowds with 55,000 visitors attending the blockbusting attraction – nearly ten times more than organisers were anticipating. ‘Robot’ features a collection of robots, cyborgs and android from TV and film over the past 40 years. It has been so successful the opening times for the exhibition were extended.

We had a target footfall of 6,000 for the whole six weeks so we’ve blown this out the water.

We have been getting at least 1,000 visitors every day since the exhibition opened on 16 July, which is beyond our wildest dreams.

Hopefully, it has helped to showcase the rest of the museum too and visitors to ‘Robot’ had an opportunity to enjoy everything else that we have to offer.

Vicki Hobson, Business Development Officer,
Museum of Gloucester


Art Factory – Robot (21 July – 28 August) attracted over 5000 visitors to the Turnpike Gallery this summer, making it one of the most popular exhibitions during the last decade. This family-friendly show was accompanied by a variety of drop-in activiities devised by the gallery, and in addition, over 700 adults and children participated in artist-led workshops. The majority of visitors to the gallery were from Leigh, Hindley, Tyldesley and Atherton. Partly as a result of a feature on BBC Radio Manchester, visitors also came from Oldham, Bury, Rochdale, St Helens and Manchester. Robot attracted a wide variety of people including teenagers and toddlers, young families and older adults, disabled people and community groups.

Selected comments included: “Today was really good and different. thank you” “I loved making my own robot.” “It’s totally awesome!” “Fabulous! We’re visiting from the USA and we loved the exhibition and robot craft.” “Fabulous idea for the kids.”

Martyn Lucas, Visual Arts Officer
Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.


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