What’s On

Alongside a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions, the Museum also offers engaging talks, workshops and short courses.

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A boy wearing a sailor's outfit sitting on a swing.

Oh Boy! Boy’s Dress 1760-1930

29 Sep 2023 – 3 Mar 2024

An exploration into the overlooked world of historical boy’s dress through a collector’s eye.

Pattern block making
Fashion School

Bespoke Pattern Block Making

13 Nov – 11 Dec 2023

A 5-day course focusing on creating bespoke fashion pattern cutting blocks, the perfect follow-up to Pattern Cutting.

Front page of the book, Silk: A History in Three Metamorphoses
Online talk

Silk: A History in Three Metamorphoses

30 Nov 2023

Join author Aarathi Prasad for this online talk as she traces the intricate history of silk discovery and production.

Silk painting

Silk Painting

2 Dec 2023

An introduction to the techniques of painting on silk and a master class in how to apply colour and create stunning designs.

A selection of fashion drawings

Fashion Drawing

5 Dec 2023

Explore the basics of fashion drawing using simple but effective techniques on croquis, articulating your design ideas on paper

A painting on cloth of flowers in a vase

Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell

6 Dec 2023

Spend a day learning how to hand paint on fabric, under the guidance and expertise of acclaimed textile designer Sarah Campbell.

Front cover of the book, Janes Austen's Wardrobe
Online talk

Jane Austin’s Wardrobe

7 Dec 2023

Join Hilary Davidson as she delves into the clothing of one of the world’s great authors.

Dresses on display

Copy Your Clothes

8 Dec 2023

Learn the skills used by couture fashion houses to copy elements of historical garments without the need to pull them apart.

Couture dresses on display in the museum

Couture Techniques

9 Dec 2023

This popular one-day workshop will give you the know-how and confidence to work with high end fabrics such as chiffon and silk satin.

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