Help Museum of London conserve London's fashion history

Timothy Long by Museum of London, Greater London


£14,170 raised
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Funded 4 December 2017

0% funded

141% 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.

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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

Seeing the pleasure gardens

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

Ladies of pleasure, ladies of the night

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

Discover the world of fashion with our exclusive rewards!

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

Thank you to all our donors!

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Last days of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

Discover the story behind the decline of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens 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


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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