A STUNNING exhibition of props and costumes from blockbuster movies is currently at Forge Mill Needle Museum.

The exhibition includes a selection of warrior costumes and armour, and ‘screen used’ props from some of the biggest sword and sandal epics of recent years, including Troy, Hercules, Alexander, Centurion, The Eagle, King Arthur, and the hit TV series Spartacus.

Highlights include the Oscar winning costumes from the multi award winning Gladiator (2000) displayed with the interior hangings from General Maximus’ campaign tent.

There is the full suit of Sarmatian armour used in the climactic battle scenes of King Arthur (2004) – created by the legendary screen armourer Terry English, who worked on Excalibur and Aliens.

Visitors will also be able to see the armour and costume of Spartacus as worn by Liam Mcintyre from the Starz series Spartacus Vengeance (2012).

This exhibition also offers a range of interactive replica handling armour and movie props so visitors can experience what it would have been like to wear the armour and handle weapons from the ancient world.

Way Of The Warrior: epic movies and armour runs from now until September 4.