Ages & Stages – Display Floortalks

Currently on display are a series of garments from our costume collection that feature the Ages & Stages of a Victorian Woman.


Women of the Victorian era were expected to aspire to being wives and mothers and to follow customs associated with mourning.

An intimate and tender display of costumes spanning the 1840s to 1880s celebrates some of life’s most significant moments.

There are six mannequins on display.

This a wonderful opportunity to view up close the beauty and the attention to detail made by the skilled seamstresses of the 19th century.

Join our floor talks and learn more about how fashion can be a reflection of a woman’s stage in life.

Saturday 25 July: How to Catch a Husband
Saturday 22 August: ‘She has gone to join the Song birds in Heaven’ Death and funeral customs



$12 Non-members
$8 National Trust members

The cost of entry includes the talk and a wander through the museum.