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Behind the Scenes Tour: Costumes - SOLD OUT

All sessions are now sold out

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  • Admission applies

Have you ever wanted to get closer to some of iconic costumes worn by Ellen Terry? This exclusive tour will take you behind the seams!

Our Senior Collections Officer will show you around the collections store, explaining how we care for each object.

Get a closer look at the fabric and design of the costume while you hear more about their history in these unmissable tours.

Please note that the ticket price does not include admission to site, which must be purchased separately at Visitor Reception.



Event ticket prices

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All £10.00
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Suitable for ages 8+, all children must be supervised

Meeting point

Outside of the Tea Room

What to bring and wear

Please wear sensible shoes as the ground to the costume store is uneven and can be muddy depending on weather.


The collections store is small and up narrow steep steps.

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