A display of textiles made in response to births, marriages and deaths.

This exhibition explores how textile has been used to celebrate, document, grieve and commemorate key family milestones. As well as typical embroidered pieces, there are also examples of outfits that have been worn to mark such occasions – from homemade christening robes to heavily beaded mourning attire.

American Museum & Gardens

Claverton Manor, BATH, Somerset, BA2 7BD

01225 460503


Opening times

16th March – 3 November 2019 (Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Main Collection 11am-5pm. Last Admission 4pm)

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