Costume

The museum has a diverse collection of costumes and accessories, and many items can be seen on permanent display. Visitors can see beautiful dresses from the late 1800s which reflect the style of that time, as well as accessories like spectacles and ladies’ handbags. There are also more contemporary pieces including evening dresses from the 1940s and a World War Two Home Guard coat.

If you would like to enquire about this collection or would like further information simply get in touch with a member of our curatorial team.

Home Guard coat
1865 silk taffeta dress 1930s wedding dress embroidery Bandman's uniform Purses, glasses and fan