A step back to the 40s

Bakewell’s Old House Museum is set to extend its exhibition this spring by opening a new collection based around the 1940s.

The museum has expanded using the space left by the closure of the Motorcycle Museum and will be launched over the Easter weekend.

There are plans for a home scene, a dress shop, grocery store and a 1930s garage complete with an Austin Chummy car, a dispatch rider’s motorbike and plenty of images and artefacts from the Second World War.

There will also be local letters written during the time and stories from those who lives through the tough era.

It will open Friday to Mondays from April 6, from 10.30am to 4pm, and entry is with a joint ticket with the Old House Museum, which is £5 for adults and £2 for children.