Collections Management
 
 

Textile collection

The Textile Collection includes flags, household linen, samples of embroidery, shoes, handbags, hats etc. Costumes in the collection consist mainly of women’s clothing from the middle of the nineteenth century to the present day. There is a small collection of men’s clothing, mainly suits and uniforms.  A large wedding gown collection which dates from 1830 to 1980 as well as some exquisite examples of Victorian and Edwardian period dress form part of this collection.

 

Wedding gown (ca.1867).
Wedding gown (ca.1867).