The Oxfordshire Museum to Launch 1980s Themed Exhibition

The Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock will be exploring the 1980s in a new exhibition: 1980s Britain: Money Changes Everything opening on 15 February until 26 March. The County Council museum offers a varied programme of free exhibitions and events and this latest exhibition is set to bring back some fun and intriguing nostalgia.

Like no other decade, 1980s Britain was dominated by a single political figure. As the first woman to serve as a British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher vowed “to move this country in a new direction.” In doing so, she divided the nation into devoted supporters and fierce opponents. The 1980s were bold, brash and contradictory times. An age of upward mobility, boom and bust, of lavish spending and charitable-giving, when hair was big and shoulder pads bigger. The decade of the New Romantics swaggering in frills and flounces, while keep-fit fanatics lunged in Lycra and legwarmers. The action-packed decade of new technology and momentous historic world events that shaped our modern world.

There are also lots of fun-packed activities for our younger visitors during the February school holidays with art and craft sessions. Discover how forensic archaeologists use almost invisible detail to piece together the past and have a go yourself. Dress up and explore being a Roman and enjoy coding and fun with robots with Woodstock Library’s Digital Making Session.

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