Hello! My name is Neil Cole- you’ll never have heard of me before, but like you, I adore science-fiction and have an especial passion for classic ‘Doctor Who’. My life’s dream has been to create a small, permanent museum, dedicated to telling the history of the SF genre…properly! Following a year of pre-planning, all building permissions have been granted and for the last year and a half, I have become a builder, prop restorer, sculptor, curator, researcher, graphic designer, artist and whatever else (!) to get the museum ready for opening!
Situated in the marketplace of a beautiful, historic village and nestled within the stunning scenery of The North Pennines; ‘The Museum of Classic Sci-Fi’ will tell the chronological story of the science-fiction genre, beginning in the late 1800’s with H.G.Wells. The journey will be told using original, production-made movie and television props, costumes and artwork.