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Silk & Shoddy

Take a glimpse inside the Victorian woman's wardrobe and discover the contrast between upstairs and downstairs through fashion.

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Have you ever wondered how 19th-century fashions were made, worn, worked in, washed and mended? Discover the stories behind wedding dresses, maternity wear, mourning garb and gowns for waltzing in, as we showcase clothes and accessories of ladies, maids and labourers via unique original garments from the History Wardrobe collection.

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Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult Event ticket price£15.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 01282771004 Book your tickets by clicking on the green 'Check Availability' button at the top of this page.

Suitability

This event is aimed at adults.

Meeting point

Meet at the front entrance to the Hall.

Accessibility

Please note this event is held in the Nursery on second floor of Gawthorpe Hall accessed by the main staircase. Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the building, there is no lift.

Contact info

Lancashire County Council

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on
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at
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Meet the Housekeeper 

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on
28 Apr 2024
at
12:00 to 16:00
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on
8 May 2024
at
12:00 to 16:00