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SpiceWorld exhibition breaks world record

More than 2,000 items make Leeds a girl power mecca

Written by . Published on April 18th 2011.

SpiceWorld exhibition breaks world record

THE Spice Girls exhibition at Leeds City Museum has become a world record holder.

The 'Spiceworld' collection of memorabilia and merchandise from collector Liz West was officially counted in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.

The result of 2,066 items was far higher than the previous best of around 1,000, making it officially the biggest number of Spice Girls items in a collection together anywhere in the world.

With only items related to the group able to qualify for the count, it meant the items on display from the group’s solo careers were not eligible.

Since the free exhibition opened at the Leeds City Council-managed museum off Millennium Square at the end of January, more than 25,000 people have visited to see the range of outfits worn by the group as well as accessories, platinum discs, books, magazines and dolls sourced from all over the world.

Confidential reviewed the exhibition here.

Spice Girls memorabilia collector Liz West said: “It is fantastic to break the record and I am really pleased that we did it at Leeds City Museum as part of the exhibition.

“Everything went really well with the count and a special thank you to all the Leeds Metropolitan University students and volunteers who took time out of their weekend to help.”

Leeds City Museum curator of exhibitions Helen Langwick said: “We are delighted that Leeds City Museum has played its part in breaking a Guinness World Record. The exhibition has gone really well so far and we look forward to welcoming more visitors to it in the coming weeks.”

Running until Sunday 3 July, ‘Spiceworld: The exhibition’ runs until July 3.

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