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Posted: Nov 23, 2018

Hats for All Occasions

Mad Hatters beware! An exhibition at the museum features a wonderful collection of 44 different hats or forms of headwear.

Mad Hatters beware! An 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. From the 10 to 22 December (closed Sundays), 10am to 4pm, visitors will be able to celebrate the Christmas period with free admission to the museum. Seasonal refreshments will be available from the Garden Tea Room.

For further information please contact the museum.

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