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23 June 2011

Visit the Museum of 51

It's good this Festival of Britain 60th Anniversary. There's loads of new bits at the Southbank Centre including - in the bowels of the Royal Festival Hall - a new museum, teaching us all about the Festival of Britain itself.


The Museum of 51 displays various artefacts from the original festival, and has a brilliant collection of bits and pieces from around the country which show how much the Festival was a national event, with countless Councils and local organisations still represented in the displays sixty years later.

There is also a small cinema showing films from the original Festival and even models to show how the site was made up. It really is worth a visit, and it is free.

For more information, see here.

1 comment:

  1. I visited this recently and was particularly impressed by the 'Patchwork of the Century' which contains 100 squares each depicting a major event in one of the 100 years up to 1950. It's very interesting and was made in only 2 months by people with no previous experience of needlework so a real achievement.

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