Since its opening in January 2017, the exhibition has attracted more than 18,500 visitors, making it the most popular exhibition ever held at any Stockport museum.
The exhibition highlights the importance of Stockport’s Strawberry Studios as one of the most influential recording studios outside London, contributing significantly to the Manchester musical scene.
Visitors can see a variety of memorabilia, historic items and albums that came from Strawberry Studios, whilst listening to famous tunes recorded in Stockport.
Iconic artists 10cc, Paul McCartney, Buzzcocks, Neil Sedaka and the Bay City Rollers all recorded at Strawberry Studios.
Joy Division, The Smiths, and The Stone Roses also visited Stockport, creating what has since become the infamous Manchester sound.
Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “This exhibition brilliantly tells the story of Stockport’s influence on the music scene both locally and globally. It’s an eye opener for anyone who’s not yet been and I’ve learnt something new every time I’ve been so I certainly recommend another visit!”
The exhibition is running until 28th February 2018 at Stockport Museum, 30 Market Place, Stockport, SK1 1ES.
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-5pm; closed on Monday.