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Style & Society: Dressing the Georgians

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

  • Next event: Friday, 21 Apr 2023
    Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Friday, 21 Apr 2023 - Sunday, 8 Oct 2023)
  • Adult £17.00
    Young Person (18-24) £11.00
    Child (5-17) £9.00
    Disabled £9.00
    Under 5 Free
  • 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.

Discover what fashion can tell us about life in the 18th century, 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.

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Exhibition Highlights

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88)

Queen Charlotte (1744-1818)

BATMC I.09.1406 to 8

Court dress

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88)

Johann Christian Fischer (1733-1800)

Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

New-Invented Elastic Breeches.

Attributed to British School, 18th century

St James's Park and the Mall

Attributed to the studio of François-Hubert Drouais (1727-75)

Madame de Pompadour (1722-64)

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Map & directions

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

London Victoria.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.