Here is your chance to see a fabulous pair of ankle boots that once belonged to the Nuneaton born writer, George Eliot. These boots are made from cream kid leather with silk bows. The boots are a size 5 and quite narrow. Ankle boots like these became popular with women in the 1800s. These particular ones were probably worn for special occasions rather than everyday use.
George Eliot’s boots have just been put on display in a changing case that alternates objects every two months. You can find this case in the George Eliot Gallery. This changing case is a great opportunity for the museum to show more objects from the George Eliot collection. The boots will be on display until the beginning of August, we hope you can come and visit the museum soon to see them.