A summer exhibition featuring costumes and other items from the Star Wars films opened in Cambridgeshire on Wednesday (July 19). 

Unofficial Galaxies, one of the largest Star Wars private collections in the world, will run until August. 

Among the most exciting exhibits within the 121-piece collection is a full-size Landspeeder purchased from London’s Elstree Studios, and the desk and chair of young Anakin Skywalker from the 1999 film The Phantom Menace.   

Also on display will be an array of original production items, and costumes for characters such as Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and many more. 

Some much-prized Star Wars toys dating from 1977 to 1999 will also be on show at the exhibition at Peterborough Cathedral. 

The exhibition is rarely seen in the UK so it is hoped that families who have enjoyed the series across the generations, and Star Wars fans from a wide area, will take the opportunity to come and see it. Visiting in costume will be positively encouraged! 

The exhibition is arranged as a series of scenes with groups of characters and sets and will be on display in the central and eastern parts of the building. The nave of the Cathedral remains open for worship and visiting.