Borrow our Pop-Up Museums!

Did you know you can hire any of our seven Pop-Up Museum’s for your school, group or organisation free of charge? 

All of our Pop-Up Museum’s have been created by local community groups and regional artists to being Blackpool’s fabulous entertainment heritage to life in creative and inspiring ways.  These museums can be used as part of a syllabus to provide an aid to learning, as a one-off exhibition to stimulate memories or even just to complement an event you are hosting.

If you would like to talk to us about hiring one (or more!) of our Pop-Up Museums free of charge, please contact the Community Heritage Team on (01253) 301004.

Please find more details about each Pop-Up Museum below:

Blackpool Entertainers

IMG_0818Blackpool Entertainers was created by  a young people’s group from Tramshed and artists Bonker*s Clutterbucks. They created a Pop-Up Museum accessible to all with items to watch, hear, touch, smell and to dress up in, inspired by the world-famous entertainers who tread Blackpool’s boards.

Animals in Entertainment

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Animals in Entertainment was created by Arts Award Students with Greenclose Studios. Their interest lay in the animals that performed in Blackpool including zebras in the Circus, lions on the Golden Mile and flea circuses! The piece is accompanied by Stanley Holloway’s famous monologue Albert & the Lion.

The Golden Mile 

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The Golden Mile was created by a young people’s group from The Oracle with Bonker*s Clutterbucks, it invites the audience to take a walk through the history of the illuminations in miniature scale. These are brought to life through dioramas, smells of the seaside and not forgetting the twinkling lights!

Hitting The Deck

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Hitting the Deck was created by Blackpool Sixth and Greenclose Studios, a series of deckchairs celebrating Blackpool’s heritage from the Tiller Girls and the Tower to the Red Arrows and the history of deckchairs themselves.

Cabinet of Curiosities

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Cabinet of Curiousities was created by Blackpool Inspirations and Alastair Price. With an interest in sideshow, they researched the history of the Golden Mile’s most infamous residents and the spielers who invited the visitors to cough up their 1d. With the same macabre spirit  also included are some of the stars who made Blackpool their home and indeed their final resting place.

Only in Blackpool

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Only in Blackpool was created by Blackpool’s Embroiderers Guild and duo Costumologists. They were interested in those magic moments that can only happen in Blackpool; from elephants taking a stroll on the beach to King Kong climbing the Tower. Beautifully adorned with embroidered postcards and, scenes from Blackpool’s history and handmade puppets.

Game of Blackpool

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The Game of Blackpool was created by Claremont First Step and trio ReetSo. Taking Blackpool’s lead as a centre of fun, they created a game of Blackpool filled with facts, props and sounds. Take a card, find your clues and decide on your answer.

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