FROM Daleks to steam engines, military vehicles and a collection of Minis, there was plenty to keep Wearsiders busy during the bank holiday weekend.
Fantasy, sci-fi and more collided at a collectors’ fair at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens at the weekend.
Visitors were given the chance to snap up comics, toys, trading cards, ephemera and books as part of the out-of-this-world event.
Even full-size Daleks got in on the action and proved to be a big hit with visitors ahead of the new series of Doctor Who, which starts on Saturday.
The Daleks were on hand to collect funds which will go towards the venue’s upkeep.
Things also got steamy at one of the city’s most historically important attractions.
Ryhope Engines Museum threw open its doors for the bank holiday weekend to give visitors the chance to see the impressive industrial monument working under steam power.
Highlights included hands-on exhibits to try and a working water wheel.
The Ryhope Pumping Station was constructed by the Sunderland and South Shields Water Company.
The steam engines were in use from 1869 until July 1, 1967, when they were closed down.
The museum is now manned by a dedicated band of volunteers in a bid to preserve this cornerstone of the city’s heritage.
Visitors also flocked to the Durham Light Infantry Museum over the weekend to take a look at the impressive show of Second World War military vehicles and equipment for the 39th North East Military Vehicle Rally.
The display included a 1942 Austin Tilly pick-up – the same model as the vehicle driven by the Queen during the Second World War.
Gillian Robinson, DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery manager, said: “The Military Vehicle Rally is always a popular draw over the bank holiday weekend.”
Seaburn was brought to life with a display of classic cars when Washington-based North East Mini Club celebrated its 20th anniversary with car show, Mini Mania. More than 200 enthusiasts and their cars attended.
Chairman Allan Rowe said: “This is a very special occasion with it being our 20th anniversary.”