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Fashion exhibition and events at birmingham museum and art gallery


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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Exhibition: Dressed to the Nines

Running until 4 September 2020

Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm

Friday 10.30am - 5pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm

From formal balls to a night out on the town, clothing plays an important part in special occasions. This exhibition is about dressing up and going out from around 1850 to the present day.

Various talks and events will accompany this exhibition, including:

15 February: History of Fashion in Birmingham - a talk with Jenny Gilbert.

Jenny has been researching the twentieth century Birmingham wholesale fashion trade and its influence on people's wardrobes in the city and beyond. In her talk, she will look at Birmingham as a mass fashion city - from the 19th century jewellery trade to the opening of the world's largest Primark in 2019. The talk will argue that the Birmingham fashion wholesalers were instrumental in introducing fashion to the masses and dressing the people of Birmingham to the nines.

2.00pm - 3.30pm

£5.00 (per person)

Pre-booking essential

Further details of the exhibition, talks and events can be found at:



master brummie
Thanks Mike, that sounds really interesting. It would be great for me to learn about what kind of clothing my ancestors would have been wearing.