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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy arrives at the Science Museum

28/04/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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An exhibition of the new feature film 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' will open at the British Science Museum on 28th May 2005.

'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Exhibition' has been created by the Science Museum and the team behind the film to link with the forthcoming motion picture.

It will recreate the voyage of Arthur Dent, and along the way take a look at some of the science which shapes our lives, the world and the universe.

This exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the narrative of Douglas Adams' story against a backdrop of sets from the motion picture. In order to create an immersive experience it will be supplemented with the real props, costumes and creatures that were used in filming.

From Arthur Dent's kitchen to the far reaches of outer space, visitors will come face-to-face with characters such as the Vogons, Ford Prefect and Marvin. The exhibition will feature information about the filmmakers themselves and will take visitors behind the scenes of the production to see how the film was created, including insight into the work undertaken by Henson Creature Workshop.

Visitors will learn about Douglas Adams and the heritage of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originally appeared as a Radio 4 series in March 1978. In addition to the exhibition the Science Museum will also be running a series of events for visitors linked to the science in the exhibition.

"Of all the things that we are doing in addition to actually, finally, making the movie, I think that the idea of an exhibition about Hitchhiker's at the Science Museum would have pleased Douglas enormously. He loved the company of scientists!" said Robbie Stamp, Executive Producer of the film and the Science Museum exhibition.

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