Something to celebrate

The Old House Museum in Bakewell is kicking off its 2011 season with a stunning new costume display.

With Royal Wedding fever building up, the museum’s textile team has focused this year’s exhibition on Events and Celebrations. From the Napoleonic Wars to Edward VIII’s abdication, through good times and bad, even in recession and austerity the nation has always found something to celebrate.

Anita Spencer, manager of the Old House said: “For me, the stars amongst these costumes are the 1930s dresses. An exquisite royal blue brocade dress similar to one worn by Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, and the 1935 cream satin wedding dress is most unusual for that time period. It’s a not-to-be-missed display.”

The display is open now and runs until November 5, daily from 11am-4pm. Admission is £3 for adults and £1.50 for children. For more information call 01629 813642.