Robots: an exhibition of robots, cyborgs and androids

21 October 2023 – 24 January 2024

This exhibition showcases some of the most memorable and iconic robots from Science-Fiction movies and TV shows, highlighting their role in storytelling and exploring how they represent our changing relationship with technology. Visitors are invited to explore the past, present, and future of robots in Science-Fiction and consider how these machines might shape our world in the years to come.

Robots have long been a staple of Science-Fiction storytelling, captivating audiences with their mechanical precision, superhuman strength, and human-like personalities. But as technology advances and artificial intelligence becomes more prevalent in our world, the role of robots is evolving. No longer simply automated tools designed to serve humans, robots are now being developed to think, reason, and learn independently. This shift has the potential to revolutionise our lives, from how we work and communicate to how we think about what it means to be human.

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

Names shown may be trade marks owned by third parties. The owners of the exhibition, organisers and venue make no claim to any such marks nor willingly or knowingly misuses or misapplies such marks. No celebrity nor film production company endorsement is intended or implied.


Further information:
  • Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday,  Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Wednesday 9.30 am – 5.00 pm. Sunday 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
  • Location: Bolton Museum and Archive Service, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE
  • Further information: Tel: 01204 332211