From Shakespeare to the Silver Screen
This delightful exhibition invites visitors to explore the fascinating changes in fashion from Tudor times to the early 20th century through a unique display of costumes worn by some of the best loved stars of stage and screen.
Text panels displaying images from the Elizabethan era, through Georgian times, the Victorian period and the early 20th century demonstrate how styles have changed throughout history and how modern designers recreate these historic garments for film and television.
The exhibition features 20 costumes from films and TV dramas that can be selected by the hirer subject to availability. The exhibition has previously included costumes worn by Cate Blanchett, Colin Firth, Helena Bonham-Carter, Daniel Radcliffe, Elizabeth Taylor, Heath Ledger, and others from multi-award winning films such as The King’s Speech, Sense and Sensibility and The Duchess.
For fans of period pieces and costume drama, outfits from much-loved television series The White Queen, The Tudors, Lark Rise to Candleford, Pride and Prejudice, Downton Abbey and Cranford may also be available.
Hands-on activities, historical outfits to try and audio visual elements compliment the panels and costumes on display, resulting in a unique interactive experience that everyone can enjoy.
“I have worked with many museums and visitor attractions, large and small, around the world in the past 20 years, mainly to bring my book brand, ‘Horrible Histories’ to new audiences. The JORVIK Group is the easiest to work with and the most professional. They are most open to unconventional thinking and prepared to be innovative. The staff are efficient, dynamic and dedicated. All our joint projects have been a joy to work on for myself and a pleasurable success in terms of visitor response and attendance.”
Author of Horrible Histories