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Grown Up
In Britain

APRIL 2020

Dig out your family photo albums and take part in The Museum of Youth Culture’s exciting new initiative: Grown Up In Britain.

From first loves and skiving off school, to teenage bedrooms and family camping trips, we’ve all got great memories of our youth. The perfect time for a bit of nostalgia, The Museum of Youth Culture has launched a new digital initiative.

Ever wondered about your mum’s life as a punk? Or your brother’s old flyer collection? Now is as good a time as any to get to know them better and share stories, helping to build an honest picture of what it is like to grow up in Britain through the ages.

Now more so than ever, it’s important for us to stay connected – to our friends and families, but also to the wider community. That’s why The Museum of Youth Culture has introduced ‘Grown Up In Britain,’ a dedicated website for your memories.

The initiative encourages friends, families and housemates to dig out their old photo albums and memory boxes and share their youth with the rest of the world. Head to grownupinbritain.com and ‘submit your story’ to upload photos and flyers via their new integrated platform. All submissions to the project will form part of the Museum of Youth Culture’s incredible collection and feature in a physical exhibition later in the year.

For the first time, the Museum of Youth Culture has also published their entire archive to the public. Their new website features over 150,000 photos, flyers and ephemera freely searchable and accessible alongside essays and video content. An extensive archive of British youth culture at your fingertips! And if that’s not enough to keep you busy, you can also download free activity packs, promoting connection and wellbeing for the whole family.

Grown Up In Britain is a collective memory of being a teenager in the UK, and whether you have one photograph, a whole family album or some incredible stories, you can become part of the Museum of Youth Culture.

To submit your memories, visit their website here.

Sarah Bradley
Ed Constantine
Caxton Youth Trust
Raju Vaidyanathan
Mel Butler
Angela Barnes
Bob Abraham
Richard Parsons
Andrew Gallix
Carolynne Cotton
Julia Shout
Catherine Laz
Sonia Long
Debbie Graves
Malcolm Batty