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History Wardrobe

History has never been better dressed!

Enjoy our popular costume-in-context presentations at venues across the UK, from village halls to stately homes, performing for museums, heritage sites, literary festivals, historical societies, NADFAS and WI groups. Find an event near you...

You can contact us to make a booking and for your dress history research enquiries - we're always happy to help. Click here for details on current fees and expenses.

For book lovers, Lucy Adlington's Carneigie-nominated novel The Red Ribbon, is inspired by the true stories of the dressmakers of Auschwitz. You can also enjoy her costume history book Stitches in Time - The Story of the Clothes We Wear. For costumes of WW1 try Great War Fashion - Tales from the History Wardrobe and Fashion: Women in World War One. The new 1940s costume history book Ready for Action will be published autumn 2019.

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