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Young Peoples Steering Group on comedy carpet

Making the Museum

We believe it is important to involve as many people as possible in the making of the museum. This fantastic group of young people have been making a real difference to how we do things around here.

Since April 2022 the group have come up with brilliant ideas for Showtown events and tested out our museum content, at the same time as working on their Bronze Arts Award qualification. They have been really getting to know Blackpool by exploring the Tower, Madame Tussauds and Grundy Art Gallery. Two of our Showtown volunteers have taken them on tours of Blackpool to learn more about the building’s history and the ghost stories connected to them. They have tried out new creative skills with Blackpool creatives from photography to poetry and much more in between.

Young People's Steering Group - Take over

Take a look at some of the exciting opportunities the young people have been given. Hear their thoughts on what they have enjoyed and what they are looking forward to the most when Showtown opens.

Behind the scenes

One of the most amazing things about working with this group is seeing great friendships forming all whilst learning new things about Blackpool, art, history and each other.

We’ve had so much fun along the way – here’s a behind the scenes video to show how we put content together.

Blackpool fun glasses and red nose

Get involved

If you are interested in joining the Young People's Steering Group in 2023 then sign up to our newsletter to find out when spaces are available.