Our Access Assistants have been busy over the past two weeks preparing a little bit of fashion nostalgia for you to get hands on with on Saturday 20 September.
This month’s Hands On History session is entitled“ Cravats And Crinolines” and will feature Victorian fashion accessories from the Museum’s collection. Discover a wide range of costume accessories for men and women from the early 19th century through to the 20th century and learn about the meanings behind some of them.
Objects to discover will include ladies and men’s hats, hatpins, parasols, purses and corsets. Visitors will be able to find out how fashions developed throughout the Victorian era and where items originated.
Just as a taster, take a look at these fabulous Wedding shoes from the 1920’s
All Hands On History sessions are free. No booking is required, just drop in from 11.00- 4.00pm.