VISTORS to a museum exhibition can get free entry - if they dress up as their favourite time travelling characters.

Palace Green Library, in Durham, is hosting an exhibition about time travel and story telling.

This weekend anyone in time travel themed fancy dress can get free access to the display, which includes the original manuscript for H.G. Wells’s 1895 book The Time Machine, which has been borrowed from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Dr Sarah Price, head of heritage collections education team at Palace Green Library, said: “Our current exhibition is all about time travel and how it has inspired writers.

“We’ve also teamed up with the Gala Theatre and Cinema in Durham for a special screening of Back to the Future this Saturday [Saturday 5 August] so it seemed appropriate that anyone who’s made the effort to dress up should get free entry to our exhibition!”

The showing of Back to the Future takes place at 3pm on Saturday at Durham's Gala Theatre.

  • Time Machines: the past, the future, and how stories take us there is on show at Palace Green Library, Durham University from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday, until Sunday, September 3.