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Exhibitions at Portland Basin Museum


Step Back in Time

7/5/2021 – 30/10/2022

Do you remember items like top-loading video recorders or even Ewbank carpet cleaners that were once to be found in almost every home but have now disappeared?
They both feature in “Step Back in Time” the new exhibition at Portland Basin Museum, which opens on Saturday, May 7. The exhibition looks at life over the last 100 years, featuring objects from every decade such as the pre-war Art Deco movement, the space race of the 1960s, the technological advances of the 1980s and the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games. Themes covered will include technology, diet, toys, and popular pastimes. A display of clothing features a wartime ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) uniform, a pair of 1970s flared trousers, and a 1990s puffer jacket.
The museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays (10am to 4pm) and admission to the museum and exhibition is free. There is no need to book your visit. 


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The Lady with the Lamp –
Happy 200th Birthday Florence Nightingale!

Photograph by Henry Hering c1860. Credit: NPG London  

The Manchester Regiment

Crimea Medal awarded to James Fitzgerald

Wilfred Owen – 100 years on…