FORGE Mill Museum is bracing itself for a day of construction and destruction as Robot Wars takes centre stage.

This will be the final event of a robot themed summer for the needle museum and will provide visitors with a last chance to see the popular Robots, Cyborgs and Androids exhibition which has been on display for the past couple of months.

Visitors will be able to get up close with one of Robot Wars house robots - Major Damage - who weighs in at 960kg. They can also get a closer look at former heavyweight champion, Ripper.

A special 3m x 3m arena will be constructed where people can watch display fights and tournament matches in the featherweight category. There will also be the opportunity for the public to ‘have-a-go’ and drive the robots themselves.

Debbie Lakeman, access and learning officer for Forge Mill, said: “We are extremely excited about Robot Wars coming to the museum. It is guaranteed to be a day full of fun for budding, wannabe roboteers and fans alike. Get ready – 3, 2, 1, Activate!”

The event is running on Sunday, August 31 from 11am until 4pm and is priced at £3 for adults and £1 for children. This also includes entry into the museum.