Blackburn Museum has unveiled a special video to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Earlier in the spring Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery urged anyone born on June 11 to come forward so they could be featured in a special video.

The museum opened on that date in 1874 and this year celebrated its 150th year in operation.

In the short film, residents share their experiences of visiting the museum for the first time and what the building means to the town and the borough.

The museum said people from across the borough and the world got in touch.

The museum said: “We were blown away with the response and the lovely memories people shared - from those who were half the age of the museum itself, or only just turning one.

"This is a celebration of our 150th year, but also for the community that we are dedicated to providing arts and culture for. 

“Thank you to all our wonderful participants, and to Huckleberry Films for producing this short video. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.”

The museum reopened earlier this year after undergoing months of renovation as £554,700 worth of repairs were carried out to the old roof.

When it first opened its doors in 1874, it was one of the first purpose-built free museums to open outside London.

Today the Grade-II listed building, in Museum Street, houses a collection covering fine art including paintings by JMW Turner, decorative art, Egyptology including a genuine mummy, coins, manuscripts, natural history, social history and South Asian artefacts.

The video can also be viewed by visitors to the museum.