Vintage Fashions on Show at Hartlebury Castle

Published Friday, 25th September 2015

Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle, is organizing a 'Fashion Through the Ages' event on Sunday 4 October (11am-5pm).

The highlight of the day will be a fashion show, held in the Castle's beautiful Georgian Saloon, exhibiting outfits and accessories from the 1920s through to the 1960s. The show has been choreographed by Nicci Forte from Vintage Vanity in Stourport-on-Severn and Nicci has arranged for the Mayor of Stourport to open the show. 

In the Castle's Great Hall visitors will find a selection of vintage displays and stalls including hats & fascinators, Steampunk fashion, vintage items, clothes and accessories including hat pins, fans and other fashion items, many of which will be available to buy. 

There will also be demonstrations of how to dress a Georgian lady, using the museum's stunning replica of Queen Charlotte's dress and undergarments.

There will be musical entertainment in the form of a 'Big Band' singer and a chance for children to enter a competition to design a shoe and win a prize.

Carrying on the vintage theme re- enactors from the Forever Forties group will be on-site in their 1940s costumes, and there will be a selection of classic cars on display on the Castle's Carriage Circle.  

The event admission price includes access to the museum with over 1,000 years of history to explore, including more costumes and accessories, and the museum's Café will be open all day serving 'Vintage Teas' alongside other meals and snacks.

Pippa Ashmore, Worcestershire County Museum, said: "We are very excited to be hosting this new event here at the Castle. The fashion show is sure to be a huge success with fashions from all ages, and visitors will have great fun browsing the stalls and displays. We are also encouraging visitors on the day to come in their own vintage outfits and join in the fun."

The event is on from 11am-5pm on Sunday 4 October with the main fashion show taking place at 2pm. Admission costs to the event and the museum are £5 adults, £2.50 children and concessions and £13 for a family ticket.  

To find out more contact the County Museum on 01299 250416.