A VILLAGE will be celebrating its starring role in a James Bond film in a special Bond-themed weekend.

Amberley Museum is holding the weekend to mark the West Sussex village’s appearance in the 1985 film A View to a Kill.

Visitors can expect appearances by stuntman and actor Derek Lyons, Aston Martins, films and music.

Children can also try their hand at being a double-0 agent with a code-breaking trail.

Some scenes in the 1985 spy thriller, which was Roger Moore’s final appearance as Bond, were filmed at the entrance of a quarry tunnel near the museum’s ‘Brockham Station’, which appeared as Main Strike Mine in the film.

The mine plays a crucial role in the film, with Bond discovering a plot to detonate explosives to submerge the Californian region of Silicon Valley.

Roger Moore is forced to fight May Day, played by Grace Jones, the bodyguard of the film's villain.

The Argus: The 'mineshaft' from the Bond film as it is today The 'mineshaft' from the Bond film as it is today

The original Zorin Industries locomotive and trucks that featured in the film will appear in and out of the ‘mine’ entrance over the weekend, with screenings of archive footage of filming and a BBC interview with Roger Moore on set at the museum in 1985.

People attending can also expect the chance to win prizes if they turn up in fancy dress related to the film franchise.

The event will precede the release of No Time to Die - which will see Daniel Craig play the titular character for the final time.

The Argus: The 'Main Strike Mine' as it appeared in the 1985 spy thrillerThe 'Main Strike Mine' as it appeared in the 1985 spy thriller

The James Bond weekend will take place at the museum on September 25 and 26, with tickets available on their website.

Roger Moore played 007 in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985, also starring in Live and Let Die, The Spy Who Loved Me, and For Your Eyes Only.

No Time to Die will be the 25th film in the franchise, with the first Bond movie being released back in 1962.

The films are based on the original novels by writer Ian Fleming - who was ranked by The Times as one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

Other blockbusters shot in Sussex include Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Atonement and the 2017 film Wonder Woman.

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