Brian Cox opens Dundee Myths and Monsters exhibition

Brian Cox. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Brian Cox. Picture: Ian Georgeson

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BRIAN Cox - the Dundee-born actor who first brought movie “monster” Hannibal Lecter to the silver screen - tonight opened a new exhibition dedicated the bizarre beasts of myth and legend, ranging from the Yeti and the Unicorn to the one-eyed Cyclops.

The exhibition, Myths and Monsters, is being staged at the Dundee Science Centre after a run at the Natural History Museum in London,

A spokeswoman for the science centre said: “Visitors experience a breathtaking journey from ancient times, when legends of bizarre beasts first became embedded in different cultures, through to the present day when science has often unravelled fact from fiction.

“The new exhibition explores everything from the Cyclops, unicorn and yeti, to the dragon, chimera and Loch Ness monster. The exhibition highlights are giant moving models, set against a dramatic backdrop, each with their own chilling sound effects. Visitors experience a breathtaking journey from ancient times, when legends of bizarre beasts first became embedded in different cultures, through to the present day when science has often unravelled fact from fiction.”

She added: “Created with museum zoologists, Myths and Monsters explores popular myths and legends from ancient history, Greek mythology and storytelling. With a display of impressive and astonishing large-scale animatronic models, intriguing specimens and incredible graphics, this exhibition will truly bring legends to life.”

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