Wearing Brooches: and Telling Their Stories

Saturday 25 May 2024 to Sunday 25 August 2024

Overview

They have asked people to share their favourite brooches and the stories behind them. They have heard about gifts that mark the start of courtship and a long marriage, a special memento from a parent…

They have asked people to share their favourite brooches and the stories behind them. They have heard about gifts that mark the start of courtship and a long marriage, a special memento from a parent, and that special find in a shop while travelling.

Brooches have the power to create connections across generations as stories of these precious heirlooms are preserved and shared.

Every brooch has a story. Every brooch can bring an outfit alive.

This exhibition combines storytelling, fashion, history, and an online community to inspire individuals to learn more about the brooches in their collection and start wearing them again.

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)

Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked

Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)