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Style & Society: Dressing the Georgians

  • Next event: Monday 22 Jul 2024
    Daily (Friday 22 Mar 2024 - Sunday 22 Sept 2024)
  • 09:30 - 18:00
  • Adult £10.00
    Young Person (18-24) £6.50
    Child (5-17) £5.00
    Disabled £5.00
    Access companion Free
    Under 5 Free
    £1 tickets - for those on Universal Credit and other named benefits. Read more about the £1 ticket offer.
  • The Queen's Gallery has now become The King's Gallery.
  • Adults, Groups (15+ people)

Our exciting exhibition explores what the Georgians wore, from the practical dress of laundry maids to the glittering gowns worn at court.

Extraordinary fashions of the Georgian era ★★★★

The Scotsman

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Discover what fashion can tell us about life in 18th-century Britain, a revolutionary period of trade, travel and technology which fuelled fashion trends across all levels of society. Delve into the Georgians’ style story and get up close to magnificent paintings, prints and drawings by artists including Gainsborough, Zoffany and Hogarth, as well as luxurious textiles, sparkling jewellery, and a range of accessories from snuff boxes to swords.

The exhibition reveals how the Georgians ushered in many of the cultural trends we know today, including the first stylists and influencers, the birth of a specialised fashion press and the development of shopping as a leisure activity.

The exhibition is taking place at The King's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, formerly known as The Queen’s Gallery.

Getting the Georgian look ©

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Exhibition highlights

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    From luxurious pocket watch decorations to tote bags with paintings, each item is inspired by pieces featured in the exhibition.

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    The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.