Eagle: 1950-2020

27 July –  5 September 2020

The Eagle children’s comic was created in Southport 70 years ago, with characters including Dan Dare, Captain Pugwash, PC49 and Riders of the Range.With the help of David Britton of the Eagle Society the Atkinson has created an exhibition to celebrate the anniversary.

Featuring original artwork by numerous contributing artists as well as original memorabilia, the exhibition tells the story of Eagle comic from 1950 to the present day.

Discover more about the exhibition in the Eagle blog.

You can also see a Dan Dare display in the Atkinson museum, Between Land & Sea.


Further information:
  • Open: Monday – Saturday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm; Sunday 11.00am – 3.00 pm
  • Location:  The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB
  • Getting there: By Road: from the South take the M6 to exit 26; the M58 will take you to Ormskirk and then take the A570 to Southport; from the North follow the A59 from Preston (exit 31 from the M6) and then follow the signs to Southport. By Train: Southport station is just three minutes walk from the venue. Northern Rail operates regular services to Southport from Manchester Airport, Manchester (Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria stations), Bolton and Wigan; By Bus: Merseytravel operate a number of bus services to and from Southport
  • Contact 01704 533333