Style and Sensibility – Regency Fashion exhibition

Regency dress. Image credit: The Harris, Preston. Photography by Simon Critchley.

Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster, 27 June – 17 November. Included in admission. 

Step out in style with a new exhibition showcasing the best of Regency fashion.

Inspired by the fashions of Jane Austen's novels like 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Sense and Sensibility', this exhibition features original gorgeous Georgian dresses, fabulous fans and wonderful waistcoats.

This is a show about fashion, costume and style. Think Lizzy Bennet and Mr Darcy for the classic clothes of the early 1800s then be shocked by the extravagant styles of the 1830s. You can also discover the colonial connections threaded through fabrics with links like African slavery and Indian cotton.

The exhibition features costume, accessories and archive material that show the dramatic wardrobe changes from the 1800s-1830s, all in the period rooms of Lancaster's oldest town house.

Thanks to Harris Museum & Art Gallery and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust, Carlisle. Thanks to Judges' Lodgings Museum Trust for supporting this exhibition.

Image credit: The Harris, Preston. Photography by Simon Critchley.

For opening times, admission information and to plan your visit see the Judges' Lodgings website.