A new exhibition has opened at Bolton Museum showcasing some magical creations crafted for television and cinema.

Titled Special Effects Model Making for Film and TV at the University of Bolton, it features a selection of student work creating movie magic and TV thrills.

Third year students on the special effects model making course were tasked to create characters and props to help bring Central Library’s new children’s area to life.

Their creations include Paddington Bear, Aslan the lion, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a great white shark, and the Triwizard Cup.

The exhibition is open in the museum’s Up Close Gallery and will run until May 12.

During the Easter holidays, until Sunday, April 14, there will also be themed activities so children can find out more about the exhibition.

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The university's special effects model making for film and TV degree is a programme developed and taught by industry professionals.

It explores a wide range of the specialist skills needed to create both physical and digital effects for film and television.

From alien spaceships and automated robots to ancient statues, models and props are an essential part of making compelling and immersive film and TV.