Return of the Garrison

29 - 30 June 2019

At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi.

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The National Space Centre, 501st UK Garrison, Rebel Legion, Galactic Academy and Mandalorian Mercs are joining forces to celebrate 20 years of The Phantom Menace with an amazing fan and family charity event.

With costume characters, exhibitions, talks, workshops and the all-important Parade, this year the Force returns to reveal itself to the Jedi!

This is a Premium Event.

Annual Passes are not valid for this weekend.

Meet your Favourite Characters

Thanks to the 501st UK Garrison, Rebel Legion, Galactic Academy and the Mandalorian Mercenaries, we will be joined by over 100 characters from film, comic, game and animation.


Enjoy a full family day out, or full weekend immersive experience:

  • Join Silver Sabres for a lightsabre masterclass
  • See amazing full size props thanks to the Isle of Wight Prop Crew
  • Take home limited edition merchandise from our Hyperspace Hypermarket
  • Hands on craft sessions for children to enjoy
  • Talks and workshops available throughout
  • See the highlight of the weekend, our costume parade
  • Art exhibition, limited edition prints and pins
  • Meet very special guests (autograph fees apply)

Pulse Gallery Exhibition (with special guest artist Mark Daniels)

Pulse Gallery work closely with ACME Archives to offer all of the latest releases from the worldwide exclusive art program in Europe for Star Wars by Lucasfilm. As well as Star Wars fine art and collectable pins, the gallery offers exciting art from many of today’s popular culture series and films. Pulse will be hosting an exhibition of Star Wars art for the event, as well as bringing some exclusive pieces and pins for sale. They will be joined by artist Mark Daniels.

Mark Daniels is a freelance commercial artist and toy designer from Stoke-on-Trent.  Star Wars is a lifelong passion though and he’s been a fan since 1977. Mark has worked on many Star Wars products, including inflatable remote control characters, stationery and limited edition prints for ACME Archives and Dark Ink Art. Recent Star Wars projects include creating designs for cast and crew clothing for SOLO and Episode IX.

Special Guesrs

Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis played Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi. He went on to take the title role in Willow, again with George Lucas. He has also played Professor Filius Flitwick and Griphook in the Harry Potter films and a fictionalized version of himself in the sitcom Life’s Too Short, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

Sunday Only

Andy Seacombe

Probably best known for being the voice of Watto in the two Star Wars prequels: The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, he is also an accomplished stage, television and radio actor, with a career spanning four decades.

Saturday & Sunday

Limited Edition T-shirt

The National Space Centre is producing a very limited edition commemorative t-shirt for Return of the Garrison.

T-shirts MUST be ordered in advance and collected at the event on either 29 or 30 June 2019 (no postal sales).

These black t-shirts are made from 100% cotton with our original artwork on the chest and back.

Size Chest (to fit):
S – 34/36″ // M – 38/40″ // L – 42/44″ // XL – 46/48″ // XXL – 50/52″

Further Information

Updates & Additions

Please check back for regular guest updates and additions

All guests are subject to change and cancellation due to work commitments.

All autographs are charged at between £10 – £30 per guests.

Premium Event

Return of the Garrison is a Premium Event.

Annual Passes are NOT valid.

Little People UK

This event will raise money for charity.

We are proud to be working with Warwick Davis to support Little People UK (Charity number – 1151829) through this event.

Little People UK was co-founded in January 2012 by actor Warwick Davis, his wife Samantha and a group of individuals with the same goal; to offer friendship and support to people with dwarfism, their families and friends, and help build a positive future for those individuals.

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