Visit to Killerton House

Visit to Killerton House

Saturday 14 July 2018

The current exhibition tells the story of two Killerton women who were on opposing sides of the Suffragette Movement and shows, how during the campaign from 1866 until 1928, women’s fashion changed and was exploited by the supporters of women’s suffrage.

Shelley Tobin, the curator, will tell us how the exhibition evolved and the history of the costume collection of Paulise de Bush.

Home to the Acland family until Sir Anthony gave it to The National Trust in 1944, the Killerton Estate has a comfortable Georgian house at its heart which houses the costume collection of Paulise de Bush. The collection now has 20,000 objects from 1690 to the 1970s and has annual exhibitions, which can be viewed as part of a visit to the house. The house was closed last year while its roof was made watertight but it is open again with this exhibition.

This is a get-yourself-there trip.

The report on this event is included in the Autumn 2018 issue of WECS Wardrobe.

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