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Museum & Library exhibitions take visitors on a step back in time 

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WARRINGTON Museum & Library has been hitting the headlines after two new exhibitions attracted the attention of people across the country, thanks to the support of a heritage volunteer.

People from across the UK have been travelling to Warrington Museum & Library to take a look at the work of Warrington artist Eric Tucker.

Tucker’s work first caught media attention last year after his family discovered more than 400 paintings at his home following his death last year.

Now, the artist’s first public exhibition has captured the attention of people right across the UK, with people travelling hundreds of miles to catch a glimpse of this fascinating collection.

Playing a major part in curating this exhibition is former heritage manager and current volunteer Janice Hayes.

Janice said:  “We always had a feeling that this exhibition would be popular but we’ve been blown away by the response we’ve received from visitors and the national media alike.

“Eric’s work depicts a town and a way of life many of us will be familiar with so its cultural and historical significance cannot be underestimated.”

Eric Tucker: The Unseen Artist also works hand-in-hand with another exhibition entitled New Town, New City, which is on display across the whole Museum & Library building.

Also curated by Janice, this exhibition takes a look at Warrington’s history over the past 50 years; a journey that has taken the town from post-war austerity to 21st-century prosperity.

By delving into the Museum and archives’ photographic collections and memories from Warringtonians themselves, this fascinating exhibition enables visitors to track Warrington’s transformation since its designation as a New Town in 1968.

New Town, New City is on display across Warrington Museum & Library until Sunday February 9.

The exhibition will also be accompanied by a number of events and talks at the Museum & Library over the coming months.

Meanwhile, volunteers at Central Library are also busy preparing for a new scheme launching in January.

LiveWire’s I.T Buddy Sessions present visitors with the opportunity to improve their technology skills with some hands-on, practical support from library volunteers.

Keep posted on the Museum & Library social media pages to find out more!

Janice Hayes

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