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Help create an exhibition based on 1977

Visitors to the Market Hall Museum on Saturday 3 March can help recreate 1977 as part of preparations for a new mobile museum travelling exhibition.

The museum is looking for local people with memories of the year of the Silver Jubilee to come along and bring their photograph albums for staff to look at and make copies. 

As well as an opportunity to swap stories, there will also be a chance for all the family to dress up as disco kings and queens. Visitors can try on some of our 1977 costumes, make their own ‘disco specs’ and even pose for a photograph to take home.

1977 is remembered for a number of things. Abba’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ was topping the charts, the rise of punk saw the Sex Pistols shoot to stardom, Elvis Presley died, Star Wars and Saturday Night Fever dominated the Box Office and the must-have toys were skateboards and space-hoppers.

Sara Wear, a keeper with Warwickshire Museums, said:  “It is great fun to look back on the year and see what you were doing then, what you were wearing, listening to, watching at the cinema or on television.  We hope many people have a look through their photograph albums or at items in the loft that they have nearly forgotten about and come along to get involved in this fun, nostalgic event.”

The mobile museum, where the exhibition will be housed as it tours the county, is a joint initiative between Warwickshire Museum and Worcestershire County Museum that will move around the two counties throughout 2007 and is funded by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council through Renaissance in the Regions.