Knowsley Hall – The Derby women and their dresses
3 Sep - 7 Sep 2018
Daily tours at 10am and 2pm
Tel: 0151 489 4827
Knowsley Hall is a historic house which is home to The Earl & Countess of Derby and resides on 2500 acres of a private estate. It holds the title of being Merseyside’s only stately home and The Earl & Countess are inviting people into their home for the annual public open week in September.
This year’s exhibition will showcase historical dresses from the Derby Collection and beautiful dresses commissioned by Lady Derby herself from the fashion designer Ulrich Engler. The historic items on display will include the resplendent robes worn by the late Lord and Lady Derby at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in 1953 as well as the late Lady Derby’s wedding dress from her marriage in 1949. The exhibition will include a guided tour of the rooms in the Hall that feature paintings of female members of the Stanley family throughout the centuries.
It is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in fashion and textiles to see these historical items up close within majestic surroundings of a stately home and hear the story behind each dress.
Tours run daily at 10am and 2pm.
Book your tickets by visiting www.knowsleyhallvenue.co.uk/events