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Sixties exhibition opens at Beck Isle Museum in Pickering
Costume custodian Hilda Sissons puts the finishing touches to the Back To The Sixties exhibition at Beck Isle Museum
BECK Isle Museum is going back to the Sixties as it opens its doors for a new season.
The Pickering museum has teamed up with organisers of the town’s annual Sixties Festival to create an exhibition of costumes, books and memorabilia.
Museum manager Rodge Dowson said they were delighted to be working with another popular event in the area.
“We do a lot with the Wartime Weekend so it is good to work with organisers of the Sixties Festival which is growing in popularity,” he said.
“Our team has put together a display of costumes from the period – including 14 mannequins – along with other items such as record sleeves.”
Rodge said the museum had also put together a temporary exhibition of wedding photographs from its own collection.
“Many of these photos date back to Victorian and Edwardian times and we are keen to try to identify any of the people who appear in them,” he said.
Other displays include a focus on the local photographer Sydney Smith and a Law and Order exhibition.
Rodge said he was hoping for another successful season following encouraging visitor numbers last year.
“We have a diary of events planned, including the popular rural craft days where visitors can watch demonstrations and get involved,” he said.
“The museum also has a number of special promotions and partnerships in the pipeline.”
This year’s Sixties Festival will run from Wednesday, June 12 until Saturday, June 15.