Special Event: The Dressmaker: Victorian extravagance in detail

WI Member: From £42.00

Non Member: From £47.00


Gorgeous gowns with fantastic frills, dramatic decoration and luscious lace abound in this talk celebrating the skill of the Victorian dressmaker.  Celebrate the sumptuous styles of the era whilst also considering the cost of the gowns on the women who made them. See what the dressmaker wears to dress the debutante in her new fabulous frock with original examples on display for you to study and admire.  A talk by Meridith Towne: Costume Historian & Dressmaker. 

Outline of the Event:

2.00pm Arrival for tea/coffee

2.30pm Talk and Q&A

3.45pm Afternoon tea

4.30pm Departure

Did you know that you can extend your visit to Denman? Have a buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner or even stay the night with us! The cost for breakfast is £12, lunch is £13.50 and dinner is £24 including multiple courses. We offer a B&B rate at £75 for a single room and £100 for a shared double. Bookings can be made through our guest services team* - please telephone 01865 391991 or email info@denman.org.uk. 

*Please note that these extras are offered where available.

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