Gunnersbury Park Museum fundraiser hits £10,000

Image above: Daleks will be among the sci-fi villains on display; Photograph by Mike Tucker

“We can’t wait to bring this exciting exhibition to life”

Gunnersbury Park Museum’s crowdfunder, launched to fund a science fiction themed exhibition called Set-to-Stun, has raised over £10,000 to celebrate West London’s significant contribution to the creation of Sci-Fi TV shows and films.

The museum had set a target of £15,000, and the Art Fund has now granted an extension of the campaign deadline to 27 July. If the fundraising goal is achieved, the Art Fund will provide matched funding, resulting in a potential total of £30,000.

Donors, whether individual or corporate, have access to various incentives, some of which have been reduced in price. Those interested can find more information on the campaign’s website.

If they raise the money, the exhibition, titled Set to Stun: A celebration of Sci-Fi film and television design, will be a free-entry event taking place in the autumn. It will shine a spotlight on the designers and technicians who brought iconic Sci-Fi moments to life.

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore an interactive showcase featuring costumes, sets, and the imagination that went into building some of the genre’s most memorable scenes over the past century.

The displays will include original daleks, cybermen, and other sci-fi villains, alongside a unique set design by Jeremy Bear, known for his work on early Doctor Who sets. The exhibition will offer the chance to get up close to original props, monsters, interactive mirrors, community-curated art, and even experience smoke machines.

Set to Stun will be the first large-scale exhibition since Gunnersbury Park Museum obtained National Portfolio Organisation status.

The museum encourages donations and rewards those who contribute with a range of exciting gifts, including prints, postcards, totes, exclusive tours, and even an escape room experience. Additionally, there will be a reading and Q&A session with David Learner, known for his portrayal of Marvin the Paranoid Android in the BBC’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

“We can’t wait to bring this exciting exhibition to life,” said the team at Gunnersbury Park Museum, urging supporters to contribute generously to help make the project a success.

To donate and explore the rewards on offer, visit:

artfund.org/donate