Museum opens up to visitors

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PEOPLE can be transported back to the 1950s at an exhibition which has just opened.

Rushden Museum opened for its seventh annual season last weekend.

It is hosting an exhibition on the 1950s which includes items from and memories of events from the decade, particularly focusing on the Queen’s coronation.

Rushden Town Council leader Sarah Peacock said: “Our theme is the 1950s, it fits in with all the celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year.

“We have made a mock-up 1950s kitchen and lounge and an outside toilet. We have got some 1950s toys provided by Jim Osborne and his son. We have got a display on the council houses in Rushden in the 1950s and various items on display.”

The museum opens from 2pm to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays from May until October. Cllr Peacock said this year’s exhibition would appeal to many people.

She said: “It’s a bit of everything we could pull in of things that happened in the 1950s, both in Rushden and nationally.

“It’s something to take everyone back in time and hopefully jog a few memories, that’s what we are aiming to do as always and to get that interaction from everybody.

“There’s something there for all ages, there’s a quiz to do as well.”