Behind the Seams exhibition at Preston Park Museum

22nd December 2018 - 3rd March 2019


Preston Park Museum is bringing an exclusive handpicked collection of iconic costumes created for some of the large and small screen’s best known and most loved productions in its exciting new exhibition, Behind the Seams.

From Saturday 22 December 2018 to Sunday 3 March 2019, Behind the Seams provides a glimpse into the world of costume design and explores the story behind Angels Costumes, the world’s greatest costume house.

Visitors will be able to see over 25 original and replica costumes created for some of the best Hollywood and TV blockbusters – including Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders, The Crown, Bohemian Rhapsody, Downton Abbey, Poldark, Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Shakespeare in Love, Memoirs of a Geisha, Cleopatra and Titanic.

Highlights of the exclusive exhibition include: the Coronation dress worn by Claire Foy in The Crown; a costume created for Jon Snow in the Game of Thrones; a dress worn by Dame Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love; a costume worn by Aidan Turner in Poldark; and a costume worn by Hugh Bonneville in Downton Abbey.

Angels has been providing costumes to the stage and screen for seven generations since 1840, and its name has been sewn into thousands of costumes worn by some of the most iconic stars of the cinema and TV. Dubbed the world’s greatest costume house, Angels has won no less than 36 Oscars for the quality and attention to detail of its costumiers’ work.

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Date: Saturday 22 December 2018 to Sunday 3 March 2019. Closed Mondays (except during school holidays) and on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.



Tickets cost £5 for adults (£3 for concessions) in addition to the normal admission prices for Preston Park Museum. Free for children under 16.

A selection of VIP Tea and Tour days will also be taking place in January and February. Tickets cost £18 per person and include a guided tour of the exhibition as well as an opportunity to delve in to the museum’s vast collection of over 3,000 costumes, telling the story of fashion through the ages. Afterwards, guests can enjoy cream tea and a glass of fizz in the Winter Garden.

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