A chance to wallow in nostalgia!

Travel through the cultural landscape of a childhood spent in 1980’s Britain – revisiting the vibrancy, quirkiness and innovation that defined the decade. From Betamax to the BMX, the Rubik’s Cube to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, the Thompson Twins to Transformers.

I Grew Up 80s showcases a wide array of wonderfully preserved objects and encompasses, toys, technology, sport, fashion, food, film, books, TV, and more.

It’s a look back at objects that many people either owned or perhaps desperately wanted to!

You’ll see Dunlop Green Flash trainers alongside some achingly cool Adidas High Tops. Toys and electronic games that kids once poured longingly over in the Argos catalogue. Iconic albums you played to death on vinyl and cassette. Chocolate bars and candy, like Sweet Cigarettes and Peanut Treets, that are no longer with us. Plus, some great examples of 80s excess like the Casio KX-101 ‘king of boomboxes’, neon leg warmers, and purple shell suits!

So, if you grew up in the 80s get ready to exclaim “I remember that!”, and like Bill and Ted in their phone booth or Marty McFly in his Delorean, let Banbury Museum take you on a most excellent adventure this Summer to revisit the greatest decade in the history of history – the 80s!

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