Gallery of Costume

The collection

Platt Hall, collections

Explore highlights of the costume collection, from high street fashion to celebrity designers. 


Collection themes

Platt Hall, collections related themes
Have you ever wondered what Victorian women wore for cycling or playing tennis? Find out more here.

Visitor Information

Visiting the Gallery of Costume
Opening times, how to get here and other visitor information.

Photographic portrait archive

Platt Hall, Getty Photographic portrait archive

A project funded by the Getty Foundation to sort and catalogue the whole of the Gallery's collection of 25,000 portrait photographs.

Recent acquisitions

Georgina von Etzdorf Jacket, detail
Take a look at items new to the collection.