Conjure up the life of ordinary people and of the Court, 1066 - 2000, with original
and reproduction outfits, images and artefacts. Not just dresses, but underwear, outerwear
and accessories such as shoes and hats;
male, female and children.
peep into the past - Historic Costume 2000 BC to 2000 AD
a general wizz through time using reproduction and original items, male and female
blue and green outfits 1066 to recent; reproductions with a few originals
So What Did Ladies Wear Underneath ?
outer and underwear 1066 - 1930, corsets, drawers, petticoats
and other 'unmentionables'; original items and reproductions
The Twentieth Century
* one outfit from each decade comparing children's and ladies wear
pointing out the dramatic
switches in fashion, ; mostly original items
* exhibitions on each separate decade.
* some yearly exhibitions available e g 1911
Victorian and Edwardian Unmentionables
the secrets behind how ladies achieved those strange shapes
pairs of models showing what goes on underneath and on top;
originals and reproductions
* from the 1830's to 1900, showing astonishing changes in ladies'
silhouettes; original and reproduction items
* also exhibitions on each separate decade.
Historic Hats and Jewellery
originals and reproductions from 1066 - 1950; (fits restricted space)
The Georgians, 1750 - 1830
indoor, outdoor, Festival and Court wear, three distinctly different styles
Regency 1790 - 1816
outfits for all weathers
1860 and 1960 compared
or any other two dates
an amusing comparison between Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II
headwear, silhouettes, underwear, fabrics, shoes and other accessories
Early Outfits, medieval to late 17th century
Court and peasant, medieval, Tudor, Elizabethan, and early and late 17th century
Fantasy and Folk
everyday outfits from the past and the future
Lace and Embroidery from Past Eras
techniques illustrated in drawings and brought to life through clothes,
accessories and samples; original and reproduction items from Victorian and Edwardian wardrobes