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Swinging back to the 1960s at Wednesbury Museum - with video

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Visitors can swing back in time at an exhibition celebrating the fashion and furnishings of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

As part of its nostalgia project, Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery has created a living room, kitchen and bedroom decked out in retro style, complete with eye-catching wallpaper.

The iconic fashions of the period are celebrated in displays of various outfits, while music and technology from the era are also featured in the exhibition. Many of the items have been lovingly kept and donated by members of the public following an appeal.

Sandwell Council arts officer Alex Howell said: "I think it is really important to have exhibitions like this, especially with the increasing awareness of mental health conditions, dementia and Alzheimer's. Doing something like this can help support those going through it and stir up old memories. We put out an appeal for items and the public donated many of them or we found them through online groups.

"People remember this period fondly and a lot of them still have quite a lot of items from the time."

The museum and art gallery is open for free from 11am to 4pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and from 2pm to 5pm on Saturdays.

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