Social Fabric displays some of the Museum’s never-before-seen clothing collection. Each garment tells a surprising and unexpected story. Drag queen gowns, mermaid costumes, military uniforms and lacy corsets all chronicle the social history of fashion and dressmaking in the Tweed. From the luxurious to the humble, these textiles weave together the Tweed’s social fabric, telling stories of who we are, and how they have shaped our identity.
The exhibition also features “The Dressing Room”, an interactive space that allows visitors to explore, and wear, a collection of real vintage fashion from the 1940s to the 1990s, as well as other activities.
Visit our website for full details of our School Holiday workshops that complement the Social Fabric exhibition.