Dressing the Victorian Lady
Join Margo the Dressmaker and Polly the Lady’s Maid to find out what went into dressing the middle-class Victorian lady each day. Discover how her garments were made, how she chose what to wear and how she put her chosen clothes on (and took them off!) as well as how clothing was laundered, ironed and cared for in the Victorian era.
It’s out from the glass case and off the display stands, as original items dating from the 1830s up to the 1890s are presented not only to be admired from a distance, but picked up, handled, looked at inside and out and truly appreciated.
The series of informal talks will be held in the Servants’ Hall, where the House’s collection of reproduction Victorian costumes are available for you to try on, and yourself become a Victorian Lady. Tickets £12 or £16 including entrance to the House. Book via the website
16 August – Dressing the Victorian Lady – The Unmentionables
20 September – Dressing the Victorian Lady – The Dress
18 October – Dressing the Victorian Lady – Outerwear and Accessories
8 November – Dressing the Victorian Lady – Keeping Warm in Bed
29-06-2018 in news