Who else grew up with Ghostbusters, Kylie Minogue and Smash Hits? Leicester Museum & Art Gallery is set to welcome a new exhibition this summer celebrating all things 80s.
Visitors are invited to take a trip back in time with the nostalgia-filled exhibition, ‘I Grew Up 80s’, opening at the museum on 14 May and running to 28 August.
This national touring exhibition explores the cultural landscape of 1980s Britain through the eyes of a child, discovering the vibrancy, quirkiness and innovation that defined the decade. From Betamax to BMX, Dirty Dancing to Donkey Kong, the Thompson Twins to Transformers, there is something for everyone.
‘I Grew Up 80s’ is a lovingly created time capsule of over two hundred treasures that showcase the youthful exuberance of the much-loved decade. Pull up your leg warmers and unscramble your Rubik’s cubes, because like Bill and Ted in their phone booth, or Marty McFly in his DeLorean, it’s time for a most excellent adventure.
There will also be a special 80s Retro Day on Sunday 15 May from 11am – 3pm with family activities, music, crafts and more. Fancy dress is obviously encouraged.
Entry to the exhibition is free and it runs until 28 August at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery on New Walk.