Grand Opening of Edwardian Costume Exhibition at Peterborough Museum

The sophisticated style and classic costumes of the Edwardian era, as seen in award-winning dramas such as Downton Abbey, will be on display this spring in a brand new exhibition at Peterborough Museum

Opening on the 2 March 2013, the exhibition will give a unique opportunity for visitors to see the very best Edwardian Fashion from 1900-1914, on display for the first time ever in Peterborough, including rarely-seen items from the Museum’s collections. This exhibition is an absolute must for all lovers of fashion.

Don’t miss the exciting opportunity to see costumes from a time known as ‘La Belle Époque’ (the beautiful era) elegantly displayed to create a snapshot of Peterborough life before the Great War changed the city forever. See the characteristic styles of this iconic decade: the changing silhouettes, the tall starched collars, and the wide brimmed hats!

Rachel Walmsley, Exhibitions and Communities Officer at Vivacity Heritage, says

In addition to the period pieces there will be a fantastic display of replica costumes from award-winning ITV drama Downton Abbey, including outfits worn by Maggie Smith in her role as the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Plus don’t miss your chance to get up close to an outfit worn by Johnny Depp in Finding Neverland!

Entry to the exhibition at Peterborough Museum is FREE, except on special event days, when admission charges apply. Visitors will also be treated to a programme of Edwardian costume events (charges may apply).

For further information, please contact the Museum on 01733 864 663, email or visit


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