Help Museum of London conserve London's fashion history

Timothy Long at Museum of London, Greater London


£13,313 raised
243 funders

0% funded

133% funded

The Museum of London tells the story of London and its people. One of the main attractions in our permanent galleries is the Pleasure Gardens, an immersive space inspired by the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in its heyday. The gallery includes twelve mannequins dressed in spectacular men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Due to the age and fragility of these rare items of clothing, we need to rotate and replace them with other objects from our Dress, Textiles and Decorative Arts Collections. Before the new display can go on show, each piece of rare clothing (some of which are 150 - 250 years old!) will need to be conserved and have a custom-made mannequin produced.

Your support will help us make these new selections, some of which have never been exhibited before, fit for display.

Please help us make this happen and enjoy exclusive rewards in return.

If you have any questions or need help donating, contact

Ladies of pleasure, ladies of the night

Curator Danielle Thom shares the dark-side of the Pleasure Gardens... Read more

Seeing the pleasure gardens

Discover how London's pleasure gardens have inspired literature... Read more

Five great reasons to support Redressing Pleasure

Here are five great reasons to support our campaign to redress our Pleasure Gardens... Read more

Q&A with Timothy Long

Get to know our Redressing Pleasure curator, Timothy Long... Read more

Discover the world of fashion with our exclusive rewards!

Have you seen our brilliant selection of exclusive Redressing Pleasure rewards?... Read more

Last days of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

Discover the story behind the decline of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens... Read more

Thank you to all our donors!

Can you help us raise the remaining 20%?... Read more

Thank you for all of your support

A special video message from Timothy Long... Read more

Dressing the garments

The first couple of weeks of the New Year have been very active (and terribly exciting!) for the Redressing Pleasure project. Conservator, Melina Plottu and I have been successful in checking-off many items on our to-do list, all thanks to your generous donations!... Read more

Rewards are on their way!

We're also thrilled to let you know that your rewards will be arriving at your door very soon, so keep an eye out for them... Read more

Redressing underway - part 1

Today we're looking at a beautiful 1820's dress and trying to decide between pink and purple boots... Read more

Redressing underway - part 2

All about the ribbons... Read more

With thanks to...

Gisela Collins

Philippa Jowett

Janette Gryniewicz

Aleksandra Kapis-Facchini

Clive Bannister

Belinda Parker

Natalie Hogan

Rebecca Fletcher

Anna Lindquist

Emily Martin

Diana Carter

Marina Burns

Annegret Kirchhof

Roy Van Den Brink-budgen


Alex Robertson

Sanna-Mari Karppinen


Susan Bullen

Kate Higginson

Vivien Watkins

Catherine Buchanan

Mitzi Rosette

Carol Stanley

Andrea Vail

David Winter

Nereida Prada Pieiro

Olga Bea Solé

Helen Strickland

Isabella Underhill

Kate Woodford

Kate Warnock-Smith

Veronica Steer

Heather Luckett

Katherine Garrett

David Spence

Helen Mckillop

Eliza Nerszewicz

Sarah Potts

Lindsay Rawlings

John Reeder

Jennifer Rasmussen

Rachel Hall

Heather Owen

Francis Tregear

Thit Petersen

Jodie Smith

Julie Archer

Patricia Davis

Ann Wallis

Richard Tourret

Bridget Marrow

Renee Gauthier

Ann Williamson

Margaret Owens

Deborah Tokley

Bonnie Alter

Julian Golbey

Ekaterina Lochoshvili

Catherine Kennan

Margaret Isaacs

Snaefridur Johannsdottir

Florens Stappershoef

G Beare

Lesley Cogan

Amber Mulholland

Gillian Duggan

Joan Overy

Elizabeth Turner

Kim Tourret

Rebekha Wunder

Margaret Patterson

Diana German

Em Fleming

Kerrie Hall

Roy Stephenson

Anne Connaughton

Tracey Ernst

Bette Tomlinson

Elizabeth Canning

Janice Robins



Adam Corsini

Peter Jones




Janet Hearn-gillham

Emma Coleman

Genny Perfect

Margaret Cooter

Mary Egan

Dennis Whitehead

Miriam Rudd

Debra Schierbaum

Gillian Young

Gabrielle Dalton

Helen Williams

Gary Cooper

Maria Aceituno

Alyson Hunt

Helen Collison

Kathryn Uhde

Holly Howells

Sarah Faberge

Catherine Trillo

David Wormsley

Laura Macgregor

Tom Hoffman

Katy Schatz

Steven Draper

Simon Fanshawe

Derek Prescott

Louise May

Quin Collier

Dominique Romeyer Dherbey

Neil Greenwood

Kathryn O'driscoll

David Hattersley

Joe Ellis

Caroline Sefton

Aurora Segnan

Mave Hooper

Stephanie Kirkness

Michelle Grant

Peter Macnab

Georgina Bradley

Maureen Cassells

Maggie Murray-Smith

Helen Lawrenson

Anita Bailey

Alicia Morales

Margaret Lehva

April Folan

Heather Bush

Olivia Flaxton

Jennifer Lynn

Raphe Sciola

Sascha Vonk

Sharna Mitchell

Victoria Pass

Jason Frost

Emily Larsen

Sally Balcombe

Alex Werner

Vivienne Littlechild


Gary Surridge

Alexandra Owen

Louise Ballinger

Catherine Yates

Paul Boateng

Janet Mackenzie

Maggi Perkins

Christine Burgess


Angela Davis

Lluis Teres

Claire Lyons

Carlie Giddings

Carole Cotter

Sue Hines

Karin Hesselmark

Sonia Liapounova

Gail Sharp

Allison Stagg

Vera Sugurova

Naomi Trott

Mary Davis

Pamela Lawrence

Jennifer Bell

Anna Siraut

Vittoria Cortese

Kathryn Giffin

Gillian Shakespeare

Anita Capewell

Zara Anishanslin

Allison Millar

David Camp

Klaudia Pawelczyk






Nicola Byrnes

Kathryn Mason

Loraine Mcclean

Alison Gowman

David Royce

Jennifer Spooner

Janeice Connors

Richard Watts

Tracy Chaplin

Sonita Alleyne

Ken Fletcher

Lauren Brown

Lorraine Smith

Keith Bell

Lissa Evans

Melissa Fehr

Mairi Mccloud

Merrin Kalinowski

Rebecca Hatcher

Lyn Meadows

Jo Palfrey

Christine Parfitt

Nelleke Honcoop

Nicola Freshwater

Stephanie Mascis

Jonathan Cooper

Richard Trainor

Neel Olsen

Michelle Morris

Gail Coleshill

Peter Nichols

Elizabeth Mitchell

Nick Lane

Heather Imrie



Adele Schatschneider

Alison Parry

Fiona Macalister

Mary Johnston

Stoyan Dimitrov

Jonas Rosin

Deborah Farthing

John Scott

Edward Lister

Matthew Pepler

Neil Stewart

Christine Hathway

Natalja Sadikova

Alyx Gonzales

Jorn Rausing

Carolyn Young

Lucy Morgan

Patricia Christy

Amy Wilson




12 November 2017 - 12:20

The Pleasure Gardens is the stand-out gallery at the Museum of London, visitors deserve to see it looking its best.

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