The Wingate Bett Collection is an amazing assortment of transport tickets, purchased for journeys by rail, air, ski-lifts and trams all over the world. Over 1 million tickets have been collected together dating from 1840 to 1977.
Thanks to the creativity and imagination behind Stand and Stare’s Theatre Jukebox, you can now experience the Wingate Bett Collection in an innovative and immersive way. The Jukebox, instead of playing records, plays stories inspired by real travel diaries, photographs, and of course the tickets themselves. The Jukebox, in the Heritage Lounge on floor 4, allows you to choose your ticket, put on your headphones and listen to the narrative which brings to life some of these journeys which started with a simple ticket.
Interested in finding out more? Jim Ranahan will be talking about The Social Aspect of Transport on Thursday 12 December, and exploring the Wingate Bett Collection further. Tickets are £3 and available either from the Box Office on 0121 245 4455 or via Birmingham-box.co.uk. Certainly worth coming along for!