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.
We also have some children’s clothes including a dress from Biba, Victorian dresses for boys 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