The Story of Children’s Television: from 1946 to Today at the Dorman Museum is guaranteed to bring small screen memories flooding back for viewers of all ages.
A collection of iconic children’s TV artefacts spanning the generations offers a whirlwind tour through the history of television entertainment in Britain.
The highly interactive exhibition contains original material from some of the nation’s favourite children’s programmes, such as the original 1990s Tracy Island model created on Blue Peter, Gordon the Gopher from the Broom Cupboard and the original puppets of Fingermouse, Rastamouse and Muffin the Mule.
The exhibition also takes a look at some of the latest programming for children and their families, including the increasingly popular apps which are transforming the way young people access programmes.
The exhibition has been created by the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry in partnership with the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick.
It is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, BBC, Ragdoll Productions, ITV, Kaleidoscope and the Children’s Media Foundation.
Senior Museums Curator Phil Philo said: “We’re delighted to be hosting The Story of Children’s Television.
“The exhibition covers 70 years of programming history, so it’s bound to inspire nostalgia and memories across the generations.
“With this and our popular Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants exhibition about children’s illustrator Nick Sharratt, which closes on Sunday, April 10, Easter is the perfect time for families to visit the museum!”
The Story of Children’s Television is at the Dorman Museum from Saturday, March 19 to Sunday, June 12. Admission is £4 per adult, £2.50 per concession and a family ticket (two adults and up to three children) is £10.
For more information, call the museum reception on 01642 813781.