Grown Up in Britain – 100 Years of Teenage Kicks

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well
Coventry CV1 5QP
1 July 2022 10.00am – 12 February 2023 4.00pm
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum exhibition Grown Up in Britain, with free admission, celebrates a century of teenage life from the roaring 20s to the youth of today.
Going beyond the headlines, Grown Up in Britain chronicles the everyday experiences and cultural impact of young people through photographs, objects and stories. Reflecting the diverse movements that have been forged by youth, the exhibition explores what unites us across generations and asks What Makes Britain?
Curated by and drawn from the extensive photographic collections of the Museum of Youth Culture, the exhibition is centered around public submissions representing people’s personal experiences of being young from across the UK, collected as part of the Museum’s ongoing Grown up in Britain campaign, and included is our very own “Ace” display!
We’ve all been young once, from first loves to first jobs, Saturday hangouts to family holidays – what do you remember?
The Museum of Youth Culture is dedicated to the styles, sounds and social movements innovated by young people over the last 100 years. Championing the impact of youth on modern society, the Museum has been collecting photographs of youth and subculture movements for over 25 years. From the bomb-site Bicycle racers in post-war 1940s London, to the Acid House ravers of 1980s Northern England, the Museum of Youth Culture empowers the extraordinary everyday stories of growing up in Britain.
To share your memories and photographs of being a teenager and become part of the Museum of Youth Culture, see link.
For Grown Up in Britain exhibition info, see link.