Laura Ashley: The Romantic Heroine

Celebrating 60 years of the iconic fashion designer who re-introduced the Pre-Raphaelite style to Modern Britain.

 © Laura Ashley Ltd

Laura Ashley’s romantic visions of a pastoral Britain helped transform the metropolitan woman into a floral tea-dressing country girl in the 1960s.

This exhibition examines Laura Ashley’s legacy and how her earthy designs have continued to influence the way women dress today.

Venue details

The Bowes Museum Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP 01833 690606

Entry details

Free entry with National Art Pass

(standard entry charge £9)


Jan – Feb, Nov – Dec, 10.30am – 4pm

Mar – Oct, 10.30am – 5pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec

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or call: 01833 690606