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New Batman attraction to open in UK with ‘never-before-seen’ props & game zone

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BATMAN fans will have the opportunity to learn all about their favourite superhero this summer, with a brand new attraction launching in two UK cities.

Props, costumes and even vehicles from several Batman films will be on full display between next month and November in both the north and the south, giving everyone the chance to pay a visit.

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The exhibit will show off some of Batman’s costumesCredit: batmanexhibition
There will also be plenty of professional photography opportunities

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There will also be plenty of professional photography opportunitiesCredit: Will Ireland/PinPep
An interactive room and games will be part of the exhibit

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An interactive room and games will be part of the exhibitCredit: Will Ireland/PinPep
Some of Batman's vehicles will be on display too

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Some of Batman’s vehicles will be on display tooCredit: Warner Bros

The Batman Unmasked exhibit will first open its doors in Manchester on July 16, where it will remain until August 26.

After that, it will move to London and will remain in the capital from September 6 until November 3.

It will feature eight rooms for fans to explore, as well as a gift shop where visitors can pick up some caped crusader memorabilia.

The rooms are all themed and will include the Wayne Manor Library, The Batcave, a Batman Heroes room, The Joker’s Room, the Arkham Maze, a Rogues’ Gallery, a Vehicle Bunker and an interactive space.

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The exhibition marks the 85th anniversary of Batman and promises a “never-before-seen collection of original props, vehicles, and costumes direct from the archives”.

Its website claims fans of all ages “will be able to venture into the Batcave and explore Batman films (1989-2022) in this exhibition”.

Fans are also invited to “step into the world of Gotham City”, where they can work their way through each of the eight themed rooms and look at Batsuits, Super-Villain suits, props and weapons.

There will be props from 10 films on display overall.

They include “Batman” (1989), “Batman Forever” (1995), “Batman & Robin” (1997), “Batman Begins” (2005), “The Dark Knight” (2008), “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012), “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016), “Justice League” (2017), “Joker” (2019) and “The Batman” (2022).

Meanwhile, in London, Robert Pattinson’s Batmobile from “The Batman” and Christian Bale’s Batpod from “The Dark Knight” will be on display.

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Batman’s foes will be well-represented as well, with Uma Thurman’s Poison Ivy suit, Heath Ledger’s nurse’s uniform, and for the very first time in the UK, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Mr. Freeze suit all part of the display.

There will also be several professional photo opportunities as well as a comic book and gaming area.

Tickets for the event will go on sale on June 13.

Anyone wanting to get tickers as soon as possible can now sign up for the waiting list.

Batman Filming Locations in the UK

Several iconic moments from Batman films were shot in places throughout the UK. Here are some of the best.

Liverpool

St George’s Hall in Liverpool was used as Gotham City Hall in The Batman, while the Royal Liver Building was used for the Gotham City Police Department headquarters, from which Robert Pattinson leapt in the same film.

London

The disused Millennium Mills building at Royal Victoria Dock was the location for the scene in which Robert Pattinson intimidates Colin Farrell’s Penguin.

The Lethaby building on Southampton Row is the old St Martins Central School of Art in London and was used for the internal shots of the GCPD.

Previously, in the Christopher Nolan trilogy of films, the Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell was used for the city’s police station.

2008’s The Dark Knight also used Battersea Power Station to film an explosive scene with the Joker.

Glasgow

The Scottish city was used in The Batman, with the Necropolis cemetery, Glasgow Cathedral and the Bridge of Sighs all playing a part.

Wales

Henrhyd Falls in the Brecon Beacons was used as the secret entrance to the Batcave in The Dark Knight Rises.

The waterfall is now known as “Batman’s Waterfall” locally, following its star turn.

Tickets start at £26.95, while discounts are available for groups, children aged 2-5 years and concessions, including children 6-15, students, seniors, NHS, and military.

Several Batman fans have already heard the news and have taken to social media to share their excitement.

One wrote on X, formerly Twitter: “I cannot wait. Long live the bat!”

Another added: “I really want to go to this!”

Meanwhile, this new exhibition is to open in a UK city to commemorate a Peaky Blinders TV star and national treasure.

And a brand new lido is set to open in London for the first time in decades.

The new exhibit is launching in both Manchester and London

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The new exhibit is launching in both Manchester and LondonCredit: Will Ireland/PinPep
It will be open from July until November across both locations

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It will be open from July until November across both locationsCredit: Will Ireland/PinPep
Batman fans can learn more about the props from the films

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Batman fans can learn more about the props from the filmsCredit: Will Ireland/PinPep
Batman Unmasked tickets will go on sale on June 13

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Batman Unmasked tickets will go on sale on June 13Credit: Warner Bros

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