What’s On

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

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Front cover of the book, Field Fork Fashion by Alice V Robinson
Online talk

Field, Fork, Fashion with Alice V Robinson

19 Oct 2023

Alice V Robinson explores her journey into the origin story of leather, and the connections she makes from field to fork and into fashion.

Mark making

Young Designers’ Portfolio Workshop

24–26 Oct 2023

Aged 12-18 and curious about design? Improve your creative skills with this three-day workshop on fashion and mixed-media textiles.

Silk painting

Silk Painting

1 Nov 2023

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

Online talk

Curator Talk: The Fabric of Democracy

2 Nov 2023

This illustrated online talk with design historian Amber Butchart will discuss the themes, ideas, and development behind the exhibition.

Dresses on display

Copy Your Clothes

3 Nov 2023

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

Amber Butchart
Museum event

Curator Tour with Amber Butchart

6 Nov 2023

Enjoy a private tour of our current exhibition, The Fabric of Democracy, with curator and design historian Amber Butchart.


Sublimation Printing & Flocking

8 Nov 2023

Curious about surface design? Experiment and translate your designs from paper to fabric in this fascinating one-day workshop.

A selection of fashion drawings

Fashion Drawing

8 Nov 2023

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

Couture dresses on display in the museum

Couture Techniques

11 Nov 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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