Three mannequins with clothes from various times in history; a red dress and hat with a gold tie around the waist, a red dress and hat with reed ribbons, and a white and blue long-sleeved dress. 800 Years of Fashion Workshop

During this workshop, students will learn about clothing from the past, covering eight periods between 1200 and 1920, and the societies that wore them. Resources, and objects in the Permanent Collection, will be used as historical evidence to gain a greater understanding of the evolution of fashion and how this relates to changes in society. This is a playful and fun workshop where students will get the opportunity to try on costumes as they learn about the fashion styles and cultures of the past.



  • Strand 1: The Nature of History
  • Strand 2: The history of Ireland
  • Strand 3: The history of Europe and the wider world

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