Museum steps back in time

Fifties style interior design is tested by Roy Bearpark, operations manager at the Baliffgate Museum in Alnwick.'Picture by Jane Coltman
Fifties style interior design is tested by Roy Bearpark, operations manager at the Baliffgate Museum in Alnwick.'Picture by Jane Coltman

A popular Alnwick museum has created a special living exhibition that will take you back to the 1950s.

Hard-working volunteers at Bailiffgate museum have created a specially-constructed 1950s living room which will bring back some memories for people in Alnwick and the surrounding areas.

If you rememberthose famous three flying ducks or would like to find out what they were, you won’t want to miss the exhibition.

The room is the star attraction of the last exhibition of 2015 marking not only another successful year for the charity, but the end of the venue’s Heritage Lottery fund project.

In November 2012, Bailiffgate Museum was awarded a major Heritage Grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund. In the three years since, the museum has been transformed into a state-of-the-art modern museum, visited by thousands of people every year, and one that is very much at the heart of the local community.

This final exhibition celebrates the nine community outreach projects delivered as part of Bailiffgate’s Heritage at the Heart of the Community project as it draws to a close.

Trustee Jane Mann said: “Over the last three years the museum has touched the lives and hearts of thousands of people in the area and beyond.

“We think this final exhibition celebrates in a very special way how we have done this and how important it is for our local heritage to be preserved.

“We hope as many people as possible will visit us, and perhaps be inspired to work with us on new projects for the places where they live.”

The exhibition runs until February 2016. For further information, visit www.bailiff gatemuseum.co.uk