Now on

The Fabric of Democracy: Propaganda Textiles from the French Revolution to Brexit

This exhibition explores printed propaganda textiles over more than two centuries, from the French Revolution to Brexit.

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What’s on

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

Oh Boy! Boy’s Dress 1760-1930

29 Sep – 3 Mar

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

A fashion and textile student cutting a pattern

Short Course in Pattern Cutting

2 Oct – 6 Nov

A practical 5-day short course perfect for beginners looking to gain pattern cutting experience and skills.

Silk painting

Silk Painting

4 Oct

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

Dresses on display

Copy Your Clothes

6 Oct

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

Pattern cutting equipment

Introduction to Pattern Cutting

7–14 Oct

The two-day course focuses on using fashion blocks to create womenswear garment components including simple sleeves and skirts.

A watercolour painting with an open palette of watercolour paints

Watercolour Fashion Portraits

11 Oct

Unleash your creative flair and elevate your artistic skill with our immersive Watercolour Fashion Portrait workshop.

Coming soon

The Biba Story, 1964-1975

Exploring how fashion phenomenon Biba blossomed to become the world’s first lifestyle label.

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Learn with us

We offer a varied and inspiring programme of talks, courses and workshops, onsite and online, for all ages and levels to satisfy the fashionista within you.

Learn more about your own textiles and breathe new life into your wardrobe. Explore the hidden stories behind our exhibitions as our experts uncover the inspirations that drive the world’s best designers and makers.

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