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Posted: Apr 19, 2018

Hats for All Occasions

A new exhibition at the museum features a wonderful collection of 44 different hats or forms of headwear.

Mad Hatters beware! A new exhibition at the museum features a wonderful collection of 44 different hats or forms of headwear. The exhibition runs until the 22 December 2018.

Some hats are for protection, including an 18th century gentleman's cap to wear at home after removing his wig! There are regulation uniform hats. Often these are still required to denote a person's membership of a particular organisation or group.

Many will remember the school boy cap, which often suffered much abuse from the wearer or other boys! Also included is a selection of children's headwear from lacy caps to a Fair Isle beret.

Certain occasions such as a wedding, formal event, a day at the races or even an invitation to Buckingham Palace, can be an opportunity to wear something really special.

The museum is open daily (except Sundays). Admission charges apply.

For further information please contact the museum.

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