May The Toys Be With You

From a Galaxy far, far away comes an absolute must see for fans of Star Wars or cinema history.

May The Toys Be With You is one of the country’s finest Star Wars collections of memorabilia, toys and posters owned by collector Matt Fox.

The toys and collectables from this period, including X-wings, lightsabers, posters and figures will all be on display in this magical exhibition for families of all ages to enjoy together.

Come and see why Star Wars has earned its place in our cultural history.

The force is strong at The Atkinson this season!

Share any images about your Star Wars toys and collections through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #MayTheToysBeWithYou

Please note last entry to the event is 30 mins before the close: 3.30pm


Find out more about collector Matt Fox (pictured) in his interview with the Southport Visiter

Ticket Information

Tickets are bookable online, over the phone and over the counter (we recommend that you book in advance as sessions may be sold out on the day).

£3 / £2 children / £8 family*

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May The Toys Be With You Season Ticket

Enjoy the exhibition as many times as you want and return to the dark side with your season ticket! Valid for any day from Saturday 19 November 2016 until Sunday 5 March 2017 and can be used any number of times.

£8 / £5 child / £20 family*

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(*a family ticket is for up to 4 people and must include 1 adult)

Session Information
Weekday ticket: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm
Saturday morning ticket: 10am – 1pm
Saturday afternoon ticket: 1pm – 4pm
Sunday ticket: 11am – 4pm


Colour in Darth Vader or a Stormtrooper to be in with the chance of winning a FREE family ticket to the May The Toys Be With You exhibition. Download it here.

Getting Here

Plan your journey to  the exhibition with Merseyrail. Southport train station is just  3 minutes away so it’s really easy to get here by train. Plus with a Merseyrail Family Day Ticket, a family of 5 get unlimited off-peak travel for just £10! The ticket covers children aged 5 – 15 travelling with 1 or 2 adults.

Or you can buy an All Zone Day Saver that costs just £5 for adults and £2.50 for Young People (aged 5 to 18). Both tickets cover travel from anywhere on the Merseyrail network, whether you’re travelling from Formby, Liverpool or Chester, you won’t pay more.

The Day Saver and Family tickets are valid for unlimited travel on the Merseyrail network anytime except 6.31am – 9.29am Monday – Friday.

Go to Merseyrail to plan your journey.

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Hotel Deals

If you’re coming from near or far, why not enhance your weekend and stay at the Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa? We’ve teamed up to give you brilliant rates that you don’t want to miss out on.

Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa with full English breakfast, free parking and full use of the Health Club (with in-door salted swimming pool)
Monday – Friday: £75 for 2 or £60 for 1
Saturday: 20% off best available rate
Sunday: £65 for 2 or £55 for 1
Just quote ‘ATKSTAR’ when making your booking

Thanks to Chris Tinsley Estate Agents for being our event sponsors

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