Visitors to Bantock House Museum will be able to explore fashion spanning almost a millennia.

The Change in Fashion from 1066 to 1980, is a comprehensive collection of miniature historical costumes by Lisa Jayne Smith. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey from Anglo Saxon style and Elizabethan ruffs to post-war fashion and 1980’s couture. 

Each miniature outfit has been extensively researched and created to ensure accuracy with some costumes taking up to a month to make. Displayed chronologically, each model is presented with the reigning monarch of the time and the period that the style was in vogue.

City of Wolverhampton Council Director of Communications and Visitor Experience, Ian Fegan said: “This is an event for the whole family in the brilliantly befitting setting of Bantock House which will no doubt have seen many changes in fashion over its long history dating back to the 1730’s.

“Those attending Bantock House Museum will be able to see the amazing talent and craftmanship that has gone into making these miniature historical costumes and the way fashion and culture has changed over the years.”

The Change in Fashion from 1066 to 1980 exhibition, is free to visit and can be seen until Sunday 2 July, 2023.

Follow Lisa to find out more about her work on Instagram @HistoricalFashionPassion or TikTok @HistoricalFashionPassion.

The exhibition is free. Bantock House Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday (11am to 5pm). The Courtyard Café is open Monday to Sunday (9am to 5pm). Please note: Hot food will be served until 4pm and hot drinks 4.30pm. Free parking is also available. 

More information about the exhibition and the events and activities can be seen at Wolverhampton Arts & Culture.