27 May-7 Sept 2006. The Museum of Oxford takes a nostalgic look back at everyday life in the colourful and revolutionary decade of the Swinging Sixties, with an exhibition of fashion memorabilia, classic retro furniture and Beatles music. Highlights include singer Sandy Shaws glittering stage dress and a snakeskin rocker jacket designed by famed British designer of the 1960s and 1970s, Ossie Clark. The exhibition explores the changing trends in fashion from midi to mini skirts and the flower-power look, as well as the evolution towards the open plan concept in interior design, high rise apartments and shopping malls. Most of the photos, objects and memorabilia have been donated or lent by Oxford residents. Adults 2, concessions 1.50, under 16s 50p, family ticket 4. Tues-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sat-Sun 12.00-17.00.
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The Swinging Sixties.
The Museum of Oxford is located in Oxford's historic Town Hall on St Aldates in central Oxford. The Gloucester Green Coach station is a few minutes walk away and coaches and buses can drop and collect passengers at nearby Oxpens. Tel. +44 (0) 1865 252761