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Explore the characters and stories of the Georgian age through sumptuous artworks, beautiful costume and a first edition of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

The exhibition explores the fact and the fiction behind one of the most fascinating and tumultuous periods of British history. Georgians: the Pride and the Prejudice is designed to take you on a Grand Tour of Regency Worcester, taking in the beautiful landscapes, exquisite interiors and pass-times of the Bennetts and Darcys of the city, emerging into the wider world to see at what cost the pursuit of pleasure and elegance.

The exhibition includes a rarely seen first edition of Pride and Prejudice which will be displayed alongside a wealth of art and artefacts from the museum’s own collections including works by John Downman, one of the most popular watercolour portraitists of the late 18th century, and the renowned pastelist John Russell, as well as Georgian costume, a rare Erard harp and a stunning Sedan chair.

FashionBooks & manuscriptsPainting18th century artWest Midlands

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Foregate Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 1DT

01905 25371


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Mon – Sat, 10.30am – 4.30pm Closed Sun and Bank Holidays

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