THE history of the Olympics is being told in a new exhibition at Banbury Museum.

Dreams of Gold will run until September 8 at the Castle Quay shopping centre attraction.

It includes news clips from the 1948 London Olympics and early Olympian costumes for youngsters to try on.

Exhibits also include a gold medal won by Kings Sutton resident Beverley Gull for 400m freestyle swimming at the 1988 Seoul Paralympics. George Reynolds, deputy leader at Cherwell District Council , which owns the museum, said: “We had the Olympic torch pass through the district a few weeks ago – now this is another chance to grab some Olympic excitement.” For information call 01295 753752.

Admission is free and the museum is open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.