Events for 23rd Jun 2019
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Fabulous Wedding Dresses from the Harrogate Collection
- Date: 13th April 2019 - 15th September 2019
- Every day
- Location: Royal Pump Room Museum Crown Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2RY
- Cost: Adult £3.50, disabled/senior citizen/student £2.50, child (up to and including 16 yrs) £2, family ticket (two adults and up to three children) £10, annual family pass (two adults and up to three children) £30
Our wonderful collection of antique and vintage wedding dresses will be on show at the Royal Pump Room Museum this spring/summer.
Monday to Saturday 10am until 4.30pm
Sunday 12am until 4pm
Spanning almost two centuries of fashion history, Wedding Dresses salutes the wedding dress' steady ascent, as well as unpicking the aesthetic and social ideas sewn into its ruffles and flounces.
For many women, a wedding dress is the most important and expensive garment they will purchase in their lifetime, yet after a single day in the limelight, most are folded away with their stories and memories - never to be worn again.
The Royal Pump Room Museum's rare and inspirational collection of donated dresses offers a glimpse into the lives of the women who wore them, their social circumstances and fashion choices.
This collection of over 35 antique and vintage wedding dresses selected from our wonderful costume collection not only beautifully illustrates how wedding fashion has developed and changed from the Victorian era to present day, but also lays bare some of the real life stories behind the dresses.
Were these gorgeous dresses with their fabulous weddings the foundation of a happy marriage?
The exhibition will also be accompanied by two avant-garde dresses created by contemporary textile artist Julia Triston - the Divorce Dress and the 'We Fade to Grey' Bra-rara Dress.
Free gallery talks
- Date: 15th June 2019 - 29th September 2019
- Every day
- Location: Mercer Art Gallery 31 Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA
- Cost: Free
Daily at 11.30am and 2.30pm Monday to Saturday and 2.30pm on Sunday
Daily short introductory talks focusing on particular works in the exhibition, delivered by gallery staff. Learn about Frith's picture making process, the importance of his oil sketches and his constant search for models; he was just as likely to hire a girl selling oranges on the streets to model for him as he was to depict members of high society.