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Wish You Were Here!

The great British seaside holiday is being celebrated at the Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery in Alnwick.

Who doesn’t love a seaside break? This fabulous show is a real celebration of that most British of pursuits and includes a fascinating collection of seaside postcards from Victorian times onwards – including many humorous ones. There are also plenty of pics on show of families of all social classes (some enjoying themselves more than others, it has to be said). The horrors of the knitted swimsuit is explored and younger children will be able to enjoy a puppet show. There will also be games (of the pre-digital age variety) and the chance to view two of Stella Vine’s seaside paintings. What else? A mouse hunt in the Museum and Alnwick town; the chance to become a museum detective; and photo opportunities galore? You got it! GM

Beside The Seaside, until 30 August, Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery, Alnwick. bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk