Portland Place, Ashton under Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL7 0QA
New Hairlooms Exhibition. Hair is very much part of our identity. For thousands of years we have cut it, grown it, curled it, straightened it, shaved it, extended it, braided it, dyed it and pinned it; all influenced by the fashion of the time. This new exhibition looks at some of the many tools we use to manage our hair, from hairdryers to shavers and moustache cups to hats. The objects are all part of the museum’s social history collection and have been donated by members of the public over the past few decades. Visitors can see a hairdryer from the 1950s with the original receipt from a shop in Stalybridge. There are shaving and grooming items from a local barber’s shop, plus a Victorian mourning necklace containing a lock of hair, loaned from Gallery Oldham.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
Tameside Museum and Galleries Service
Date last modified: 24th May 2013 at 11:33