A CELEBRATION of the golden age of rock’n’roll is being held in the North-East.

Beamish Museum’s four-day Festival of 50s starts at the open air attraction, near Stanley, today and runs over the weekend.

Visitors can hop aboard the 50s bus at the museum and be transported back in time with live music, costumes to try on and delicious 50s-inspired food and drink.

People can sample macaroni cheese, coronation chicken sandwiches, corned beef pie and Swiss roll with 50s milkshakes available at the coffee shop in the museum’s entrance.

Visitors can see the 1950s kitchen set-up and visit three rooms, which will show what living rooms looked like in 1950, 1955 and 1959, and how the style changes over the years.

There will be the chance to try on clothing from the period and see the change in fashion, looking at everyday dress and design throughout the decade.

The North East Police History Society will be looking at crime and punishment during the decade, visitors can step inside their police office and see the 50s uniforms and equipment.

Siân Fox, community events officer, said: “We’re so excited to have so much going on over the four days.”