North Lincolnshire Museum is taking people back to the decade of Teddy boys, pipe smoking and atomic power.
A new 1950s theme café is opening at the museum on Tuesday 3 July complete with a juke box packed with rock’n’roll hits.
The café is decorated with photos of 1950s Scunthorpe and can be found in the museum courtyard, which has had new seating and plants provided by the Friends of the Museum.
Scunthorpe-based Cloverleaf Catering are running the café and it will stock a wide range of drinks and snacks for museum visitors and also a takeaway service for the local area.
A new Local History Gallery opened at the museum in May and the next exhibition, Stories through Suitcases, opens on 17 July.
North Lincolnshire Museum has free tours every Tuesday at 11am and 2pm for anyone who wants to find out more about its history and see parts of the building not usually open to the public.
Visit North Lincolnshire Council’s website or call 01724 843533 to find out what’s on at the museum over the summer holidays.
The Courtyard Café is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30am to 3.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Sundays.
Cllr John Briggs, cabinet member for Asset Management, Culture and Housing at North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“Visitors to the museum suggested we open a new café to give them somewhere to relax and enjoy a tea or coffee while exploring the many fascinating exhibitions.
“We thought this was an excellent idea and the team at the museum have given it a fab fifties look.
“It’s free to visit the museum and it’s perfect for entertaining the family in the summer holidays.”