When: Until 28 April 2012, open 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
Where: St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington, Hampshire
£: Adults 4, senior citizens and students 3, children (aged five to 15) 2, family ticket (two adults & up to four children) 10 and under fives go free.
What is it?
St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery is running a nostalgic exhibition with memorabilia exploring everyday life and events in Britain during the 1950s. Having it so Good begins by looking at the rationing and austerity measures still in place during the early post war years to the end of the decade when change was in the air with a chance to enjoy affluence as never experienced before.
The exhibition reveals the changes which took place in home-life, design, fashion and transport as well as children’s toys and music; important national events such as the Festival of Britain and HM The Queen’s Coronation are highlighted. In addition, St Barbe has added material reflecting life in and around Lymington during the 1950s including photographs and objects loaned by local residents.
More info: www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk