On Thursday 17 October at 4pm there will be an opportunity for you to be a part of the opening of the new exhibition at the Storiel Museum, Bangor, which will be displaying Queen Victoria’s clothing as well as textiles and other items from the period.
Museum staff at Storiel will be at hand to provide more information about the black dress worn by Queen Victoria in the late 19th century, as well as her chemise, cuffs, hat and infant’s dress. Also on display will be a wedding dress from the Victorian period, jewellery and accessories, shoes and paisley shawls.
Queen Victoria’s famous dress has been dated to 1892. It is believed Victoria wore it in mourning following the death of her grandson Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, who died during an influenza pandemic. At this point in her life Victoria was in her early 70s, she was also in the fourth decade of mourning her husband Prince Albert, who had died in 1861.
The ‘Victoria in Storiel’ exhibition coincides with the Four Nations History Festival being held at Bangor University on 25-26 October 2019, and specifically with the theme of a talk which will be given by the historian and televsiion personality Lucy Worsley as part of the History Festival.
Councillor Edgar Owen, Gwynedd Council Chair, will be opening the exhibition.