As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film series, exciting new exhibits have been added to the Bond in Motion – No Time To Die exhibition at Beaulieu.
Madeleine Swann’s Toyota Land Cruiser Prado J90, complete with Mathilde’s child seat, can now be seen in the National Motor Museum. Bond uses the family SUV to drive his daughter and Madeleine to a forest hideout after being located by Safin’s team, fending off a fleet of 4x4s, bikes and a helicopter in scenes which were shot on the Atlantic Highway in Norway, as well as closer to home.
New gadgets include Cuban CIA agent Paloma’s handbag and spy-enhanced lipstick case which hides the listening devices she and Bond use at the SPECTRE gathering. Q’s state-of-the-art QDar tracking device, is another new arrival to Beaulieu, used by 007 agent Nomi to map out Safin’s island bunker in 3D.
Safin’s toxin vial, used by actor Rami Malek on the island set at Pinewood Studios, also joins the exhibition. When the vial breaks in the movie, Bond is permanently infected with the potentially lethal toxin.
The exhibition offers the first opportunity for the public to see many of the original vehicles, gadgets and costumes from No Time To Die, against the backdrop of large screens showing action shots from the film.
Beaulieu Enterprises Managing Director Russell Bowman said: “The Bond exhibition has been hugely popular with our visitors and I am sure they will be delighted to see the exciting new additions. We are grateful to Eon Productions for the opportunity to host the No Time To Die exhibition in Bond’s 60th anniversary year.”
The new car and gadgets join the star exhibit, Bond’s silver birch Aston Martin DB5 stunt car with sensor-activated mini guns and LED number plate. The submersible glider, named ‘Stealthy Bird’ by Q, still perches in its new home overlooking the exhibition.
Four-wheel drive enthusiasts can also enjoy Bond’s Land Rover Defender 110, while a Triumph Scrambler motorcycle and Royal Alloy Scooter are crowd-pleasers for fans of two-wheelers. Visitors can see the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, driven by Nomi in the film, the No Time To Die Aston Martin V8 – which was last seen in The Living Daylights (1987) – and the Chevy Bel Air.
Costumes and accessories for Bond and Primo stand as sentinels keeping watch from display cases inside the exhibition’s stainless steel cage. Visitors can swipe electronic tablets to read captions for all of the exhibits from the 25th Bond film. Other incredible gadgets include Bond’s Q-enhanced Omega Seamaster Diver 300M watch, alongside technical plans for vehicle designs and DB5 weapons.
A range of Bond merchandise is on display in the exhibition and available to buy in the Beaulieu gift shop as well as the 007store.com.
Enjoy Bond in Motion – No Time To Die until November 2022, as part of a marvellous day out to Beaulieu that all the family will enjoy together. See over 285 cars in the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars and ride on a ‘skytrain’ monorail. Have big fun in Little Beaulieu's adventure play area, discover life ‘upstairs and downstairs’ in Palace House, walk in the footsteps of monks at Beaulieu Abbey, find out about special agents in the Secret Army Exhibition and explore the beautiful grounds and gardens – all in one ticket to Beaulieu. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk or call 01590 612345.