STOP motion stars Wallace and Gromit have landed their extra-terrestrial adventure at Wirral’s Spaceport.
The world premiere exhibition features sets from the pair’s films over the years.
The Wallace and Gromit in Space exhibition was designed for Spaceport, based on the film A Grand Day Out which recounts the pair’s journey to the moon in a homemade rocket in search of cheese.
Creative director for the films, Merlin Crossingham, said Wallace and Gromit were “adding to what is already a fantastic facility at Spaceport”.
He said: “It’s a chance to learn about the moon.
“It’s fantastic that Wallace and Gromit have such appeal that allows us to take to exhibitions like this and inspire people to come and learn about space.”
Mr Crossingham had also brought original models and said he was sure people would be impressed by the level of detail in the sets used to make the films, and promised that fans of the films would see them on television screens again soon.
Neil Scales, chief executive of Merseytravel which owns Spaceport said: “This is a tremendous coup for us and a unique first for Merseyside.”
Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit, said: “It’s been 20 years since we first sent Wallace and Gromit into space and it’s great to see them back out there again.”