Grimsby Museum Request for 80’s & 90’s items

Call out to the community for exhibition items, stories and input

The Grimsby Museum is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a ‘Grimsby in the 80s and 90s’ exhibit in January 2020. This exhibit will highlight some people, places and events from Grimsby’s past relating to these two decades. We will also be highlighting some interesting things from the 80s and 90s in general such as fashion, technology, pop culture, popular toys and décor.

The goal for this project is to create a nostalgia display created by the community for the community. We hope to create a snapshot in time that encourages all ages to reflect on this time period or be intrigued by what was. We’ll be taking a look at how things have changed in such a short time.

We would like to ask the community for their help with collecting any memorabilia relating to the 80s and 90s in general. We would also like to be sent stories and memories from this time period in Grimsby.

We are accepting selected items on a temporary bases as loans. All items would be returned to their owners after the exhibit closes in the spring of 2020.

Here is an incomplete wish list of some examples we hope to find:

  • Family photos from the 80s and 90s showing hairstyles, fashion and trends
  • Photos taken in Grimsby in the 80s and 90s of streets, homes, businesses, schools and places
  • Information or material relating to businesses that were in operation in the 80s and 90s
  • Examples of technology such as Walkman’s, cassette players, large cell phones, TVs, VCRs, VHS movies, CDs, Nintendo products, Sega products, Talk Boy, etc.
  • Fashion (accessories and clothing)
  • Toys (cabbage patch dolls, Barbie’s, Ninja Turtles, vintage Transformers, care bears, Ghost Busters, Skip-It, WWF action figures, POGS, Tickle Me Emo, board games, Tamagotchi, micro machines, My little Ponies, Teddy Ruxpin,
  • Décor items (coffee table, couches, Tupperware, lamps, art, knickknacks, curtains etc.)
  • Old magazines, newspapers, posters, books etc


We hope to create something meaningful with our community. Your support is appreciated.
Media contact: Tiffany Tifan
The Grimsby Museum


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