Exhibitions Continuing in February 2020

Plus new exhibitions opening

Changing the Shape

Ranging in date from the 18th century to the late 20th, this exhibition looks not only at the changing silhouettes that characterised the progression of fashion in these periods, but the underwear that went into creating these fashionable shapes. From stays to bustles, corsets and crinolines to girdles and bras,…

Ladies of Dorset

Through the lives of several remarkable individuals, this exhibition showcases the great contribution of Dorset’s women to our local, national and cultural heritage throughout the past two centuries. Celebrated in the displays are: renowned paleontologist Mary Anning (1799-1847), Lady of Kingston Lacey Henrietta Bankes (1867-1953), socialite and ambassador Pamela Churchill-Harriman, née…

Styles that Changed Fashion

An exhibition of iconic dress shapes from the twentieth century, this exhibition looks at vintage fashions that have had a lasting influence on what we wear today. Highlights include flapper style dresses from the 1920s, mini dresses from the 1960s, and a Chanel suit, all of which have helped to…

After the War

To coincide with the centennary of the First World War, this exhibition celebrates the fashions that emerged after the end of the war, with a range of clothing and accessories from the late 1910s and early 1920s.

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Winter Closure

The museum is currently closed to allow us to change our exhibitions - Reopening in February 2020

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