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.

A fashion and textile student cutting a pattern
Fashion School

Short Course in Pattern Cutting

2 Oct – 6 Nov 2023

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

Silk painting

Silk Painting

4 Oct 2023

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 2023

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 2023

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 2023

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

Holly Searle against a backdrop of vintage tea towels

Subversive Stitching

13 Oct 2023

Join The Subversive Stitcher, AKA Holly Searle for a fun and thought-provoking stitching workshop.

Screen printing

Experimental Screen Printing

14 Oct 2023

Learn how to print onto heavy- and light-weighted fabrics with a range of textile printing inks.


Sublimation Printing and Metallic Foiling

18 Oct 2023

Experiment with sublimation print techniques using disperse dyes and papers to print onto fabric in this one-day workshop.

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