Inspired! Literary, Film and TV connections at Pitt Rivers Museum


Male member of staff standing by museum display cases holding a copy of His Dark Materials book

Sunday 7 July, 14.30 - 15.30

Tickets: £7.50, Children £5, Members free

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Inspector Morse, Star Wars, His Dark Materials...what connections do these famous books, films and television series have to Pitt Rivers Museum? 

Learn how local authors Philip Pullman, Colin Dexter and more recently, crime fiction writer Cara Hunter were inspired by the Museum and its artefacts to make it an integral part of their work.  

Discover what links some of our objects to key elements of Harry Potter’s quest to destroy his arch-enemy Lord Voldemort and uncover what influences cultural artefacts have had on character design and weaponry in George Lucas’s Star Wars

How did the Walther PPK come to be the weapon of choice for Ian Fleming’s world-famous MI6 spy James Bond?  

Is the Dragon Glass from G.R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones real?  

Where are the real weapons recovered from the decisive final battle scene depicted in Tom Cruise’s 2003 movie The Last Samurai?

To uncover these and many more stories come and join us on our very special Inspired! Literary, Film and TV Connections tour!