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ROBOT: An Exhibition of Robots, Cyborgs and Androids


This summer embark on a journey into the world of robots at Banbury Museum & Gallery


‘ROBOT’ celebrates the influence of science fiction in shaping our perception of robots and artificial intelligence. Featuring iconic characters, vintage toys, film production props and original memorabilia, this event offers a blend of nostalgia, entertainment, and interactive experiences that all the family can enjoy. Immerse yourself in the fantastical world of robots and explore the remarkable impact these creations have had on our collective imagination.

This exciting exhibition showcases robots, cyborgs and androids in all their forms, from friendly and helpful to sinister and scary. 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 of the past 40 years.

Encounter some legendary robots and cyborgs that have become pop culture icons. Science-fiction fans will recognise some of their favourite metal movie stars, from the formidable presence of Robo Cop and Terminator to modern hero Iron Man.

Closer to home, see local legend Hypno-disc. This working combat robot was built and run by Banbury engineers Dave, Derek and Ken Rose for the popular BBC TV series Robot Wars (1998-2004). Featuring in successive series, this popular robot competitor and runner up of series 3, will be on display for the first time in over 15 years!

With interactive experiences, explore how coding works with family friendly robotic toys and take your own robot for a spin around their robot racing pit!

So don’t miss this unforgettable experience that celebrates the timeless allure of robots!

ROBOT: Opens Saturday 15th July and runs until 8th Oct 2023.

To celebrate the opening of this exhibition, we are inviting local families to a very special weekend.

If you visit over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd July, families can earn themselves a free child entry to their new exhibition ROBOT.

You can download a ‘Robot’ colouring in sheet from their website, pick up a sheet from the museum before visiting or design your own robot at home.

Bring them along to the museum on the weekend of Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July to add them to their ‘Robot Gallery’ where all the robot designs will be put on display in the museum lobby.

Every entry to their gallery will earn a free child ticket to their new exhibition ‘ROBOTS’ with a paying adult.


For full terms and conditions, see their website

Tickets for ‘ROBOT’ are on sale now.


For further information on ticketing and visiting Banbury Museum & Gallery, see their website.


Adult: £5.00

Child: £2.50 (under 5’s free)

Concessions incl. students, over 65’s and unwaged £3.00

Art Fund members £2.50


Unsold tickets will be made available on the day, but we strongly advise booking prior to your visit especially at weekends, school holidays and other busy times.


For an informal chat regarding learning and outreach opportunities, contact their Learning and Education Co-Ordinator, Vicki Wood at or call the museum on 01295 236165.