Eric exhibition brings us sunshine

Museum Manager Heather Dowler (left) with Site Superviser Cat Bleasdale at the Eric Exhibition
Museum Manager Heather Dowler (left) with Site Superviser Cat Bleasdale at the Eric Exhibition

An exhibition of items that belonged to the late comedian Eric Morecambe are now on display at Lanc aster City Museum. Visitors can enjoy seeing a pair of Eric’s spectacles, his typewriter, top hat, fishing rods and flies; Charlie, the ventriloquist’s dummy; and Mr. M’s Glamour Kit from the personal collection of Eric’s family.

The two stage suits worn by Eric and Ernie when they performed a comedy routine with Sir Tom Jones, loaned from the Victoria & Albert Museum, will also be on display.

Members of the public who visited the exhibition said: “Fantastic exhibition- well worth all the hard work which must have gone in to it!!”

“Just passing Lancaster in our canal boat, finding this museum was a joy. Really enjoyed the museum & Eric Morecambe show!”

“Loved dressing up and taking photos! Lots of fun!”

“What a wonderful exhibition! Well I would say that wouldn’t I? He would be so thrilled with this. I hope it gives a lot of pleasure to visitors. It is very special to the family.”

“I think it’s a great exhibition and is very well presented. I worked for Eric for 14 years and it brings back lovely memories.”

The exhibition runs until Sunday July 10 alongside an art exhibition at Morecambe library produced by Morecambe Bay Artist Colony.