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Exhibitions & Displays

Current Exhibition


Chintz: Cotton in Bloom

18 May – 12 September 2021
Chintz: Cotton in Bloom is a collection with an extraordinary story, spanning hundreds of years and thousands of miles. This exhibition showcases some 150 examples of this treasured textile, from mittens to wall hangings and from extravagant 18th-century sun hats to stylish mourning dresses. more

Current Display


Annie Phillips: Ancient Technique and Contemporary Art

18 May – 12 September 2021
Annie Phillips creates bold, vivid works of art using an ancient form of wax-resist dyeing, the art of Batik. This display, located in the Fashion Studio and free with your ticket to Chintz: Cotton in Bloom, presents over 30 examples of Phillip’s engaging practice. more

Forthcoming Exhibitions


Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture

1 October 2021 – February 2022
Beautiful People explores fabulous and rare examples from these era-defining stores and designers, examining the shared free spirit of Granny Takes A Trip, Hung On You, Apple, Biba, Thea Porter, Ossie Clark and more

Past Exhibitions & Displays


ARCHIVE: 2008 – Present

Dedicated to showcasing developments in contemporary fashion and textiles our past exhibitions include Kaffe Fassett, Zandra Rhodes, Tommy Nutter, Sue Timney, Post-war British Textiles, Horrockses Fashion, Sanderson, Foale and Tuffin and many more

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