Costume Collection

There is a wonderful collection of costumes from the 18th century to the 1960s, including a uniform jacket of the Launceston and Newport Volunteers, formed to counter a threat from Napoleon on display in the Launceston Room on the ground floor

Upstairs for 2017 is an exhibition of  evening dresses.
For the first time we have some children’s clothes including a dress from Biba and a sturdy suit from Treleavens

Biba 60's girl's dress

Biba 60’s girl’s dress

Child's tweed suit from Treleaven's and smocked dress

Child’s tweed suit from Treleaven’s and smocked dress