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Demon Drink? exhibition opens

Demon Drink? exhibition opens

3 July 2012

Over 120 guests enjoyed a sneak preview of the museum’s new changing exhibition, Demon Drink? Temperance and the Working Class on Thursday evening, before it opened to the public on Saturday.  In keeping with the exhibition’s subject matter, guests enjoyed temperance-friendly drinks kindly provided by The Co-operative.

The museum was delighted to welcome renowned historian Professor Sir Brian Harrison, who officially opened Demon Drink? after enjoying a guided tour of the exhibition led by curators Kate Chatfield, the museum’s Exhibitions Manager and Dr Annemarie McAllister, the Temperance and the Working Class Project Leader and Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

The museum was also pleased to welcome Virginia Tandy OBE, who gave a speech representing the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) who have kindly supported the exhibition.

A fantastic range of public events will accompany the exhibition, including illustrated talks, themed City Centre Trails, craft and family activities and a Magic Lantern Show.  Check out the website’s What’s On section for further details.

Find out more about the Demon Drink? Temperance and the Working Class exhibition, on show until Sunday 24 February 2013.

The Demon Drink? exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the museum and UCLan, funded by HLF.