ONE of Hampshire's top attractions is preparing to stage an exhibition based on the latest 007 blockbuster, which arrives in cinemas across the country on Thursday.

Bond in Motion – No Time To Die, featuring cars, costumes and gadgets from the long-awaited movie, opens at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, on October 15.

No Time To Die was due to have been released in April last year but has been repeatedly delayed by the pandemic.

The £180m film is said to be the biggest and most emotional Bond yet, with the MI6 super-spy still mourning the death of Vesper Lynd.

In the latest adventure he is officially retired and hoping to embark on a new life with psychiatrist Dr Madeleine Swann, but is recalled to active duty.

No Time To Die marks Daniel Craig's fifth and final outing as cinema's most famous spy.

It also sees the return of the iconic Aston Martin DB5, one of the vehicles that will be on display at the award-winning museum.

Other exhibits will include the film's folding-wing glider, which will be suspended above the DB5.

Also on show will be the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, driven in the film by a female agent called Nomi, who has inherited the 007 codename.

The vehicle will be joined by an Aston Martin V8, last seen in the 1987 Bond adventure The Living Daylights, plus a Land Rover Defender 110 and a Triumph Scrambler motorcycle.

Ten years ago a previous Bond in Motion exhibition at Beaulieu featured 50 vehicles from the first half century of the famous franchise.

The exhibition and other 007-related events at Beaulieu have been visited by several actors who have appeared in Bond movies.

Over the years celebrity guests included Richard Kiel, the 7ft 2in actor who played Jaws in two films starring Roger Moore as the globe-trotting superhero.

Beaulieu also welcomed Jenny Hanley and Shane Rimmer.

Jenny was one of Blofeld’s Angels of Death in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, while Shane played the commander of a nuclear submarine in The Spy Who Loved Me.

Other guests have included former Miss Moneypenny Samantha Bond and the original Bond girl Eunice Gayson, who appeared alongside Sean Connery in the first two films.

The late Honor Blackman, who appeared in Goldfinger, has also visited the museum.