Victoria exhibition to open at museum

Published: Friday, 1st December 2017

A stylish new exhibition showcasing eight outfits created for ITV’s drama series Victoria opens to the public this weekend at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.

Visitors will be able to see some of the glamorous gowns worn by popular characters, including Queen Victoria played by Jenna Coleman and the Duchess of Sutherland, portrayed by Margaret Clunie.

Alongside the exhibition, the museum will also be displaying items from its own Victorian era collections, which include a wedding dress and pieces from the Victoria dessert service by Minton which were displayed at the Great Exhibition, held in London in 1851.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday, December 2 until Sunday, April 8 and costs £5, or £3 for concessions. Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall were given a private tour of the exhibition during their visit to Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday, and both enjoyed the display.

Cllr Anthony Munday, cabinet member for greener city, development and leisure, said: “This follows on from the very popular Downton Abbey exhibition we held at the museum last year, which featured some of the fantastic dresses from the show. Victoria has been a huge hit on ITV, watched by millions of people, and we hope this exhibition will be just as popular with the public.

“There are so many fantastic items to see at the museum alongside this exhibition, such as Wedgwood’s First Day’s Vase and the Staffordshire Hoard, so visitors will have no shortage of fascinating artefacts to view.”

A series of events have also been organised to complement the exhibition including talks, musical evenings, costumed presentations and an afternoon tea. For further details on the programme of events and prices visit website www.stokemuseums.org.uk or call 01782 232323. 

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