Robert Opie

Due to open on 26th May at the Grand Pier, the new museum experience will take visitors down memory lane through nostalgic artefacts.

The Museum of Memories will feature collections of items which will transport visitors back to their childhood on a trail of discovery, through toys, sweets, breakfast cereals, memorable television programmes and seaside trips.

The Museum of Memories

From Spangles, Dan Dare and ration books to Watneys Party Seven, Rock'n'Roll and the Spice Girls, the attraction will revive memories of days gone by, as well as conjuring up the lifestyle and culture of visitors’ parents' and grandparents' worlds.

Beginning with Victorian times, this journey through 150 years of British history is laid out decade by decade, tracing the arrival of favourite brands such as Cadbury, Kellogg's and Colgate.

It will also capture the inventions of toys such as Meccano, Hornby and Monopoly, the evolution of travel and the way that cinema and radio has transformed entertainment. 

Also on display will be the revolution of fashion and pop music, along with the colourful graphic design of posters, packs and covers of magazines which have captured the aspirations of consumers for over a century.

Further information

The Museum of Memories has been created by consumer historian Robert Opie. He commented: “For many this exhibition will be a fascinating trip down memory lane that will bring history alive, while for children it will be a stimulating educational experience.”

Michelle Michael, co-owner of the Grand Pier, commented: “We are so excited to be bringing the Museum of Memories to the Grand Pier. It is a wonderful attraction for visitors of all ages, which will spark conversation and capture imaginations. It adds yet another facet to what we offer here and in Weston as a tourist resort.”

Group rates are available, and organisers can contact for more details.

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