The exhibition brings together iconic costumes, props and even the invaders themselves, from the good to the bad to the downright frightening.
Visitors will come face to face with aliens both villainous and heroic from some of the best-known sci-fi franchises in the world, including Doctor Who and Star Wars, and famous costumes including Matt LeBlanc’s space suit from Lost in Space and a Thunderbirds flight suit.
The exhibition will also include an exclusive collection of amazing early Transformers-themed ‘Robo Machines’ original comic artworks, by the late Middlesbrough artist Mario Capaldi, which have never been on public display before.
The artwork has been kindly lent to the museum by Mario Capaldi’s daughter Vanda.
Senior Museum Curator Phil Philo said: “We’re very excited that we’ve been able to bring Invasion to Middlesbrough; it’s a great exhibition for families to visit during the October half-term and Christmas holidays.
“There are costumes and props from huge blockbuster films and television series spanning a number of decades, so it’s a great exhibition for people of all ages.
“We are also very excited to be able to display a selection of Mario Capaldi’s original comic artworks for the first time which will add a unique, local twist to the exhibition.”
The museum will also be offering free craft activities for families during the half term holiday on Wednesday, October 28 and Friday, October 30, as well as a craft fair on Thursday, October 29.
Invasion will run at the Dorman Museum from Saturday, October 3 to Sunday, January 17. Admission is £4 per adult, £2.50 per concession and a family ticket (two adults and up to three children) is £10.
For more information, call the museum reception on 01642 813781.