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Hope House Costume Museum and Restoration Workshop is the realisation of a dream that Notty Hornblower has nurtured for more than twenty years. She began seriously collecting period costumes when in her thirties and has now amassed a huge collection that includes outfits and accessories dating from 1790 up to the 1970's, including menswear, ladieswear, children and baby outfits, christening robes, military uniforms and exquisite wedding dresses.

THE COLLECTION

The Museum runs fashion shows and events for various charites and organisations.
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FASHION SHOWS & EVENTS

The Museum runs fashion shows and events for various charites and organisations.
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VISITS

The Museum is available for group visits of between 12 and 34.
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DONATIONS

The Museum is constantly looking for new additions. If you would like to find out more
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IN THE MEDIA

Recently featured on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, Notty has also appeared on ‘Cash -in-the-Attic’ for BBC 1, Restoration Roadshow for BBC 2, East Midlands Today, Carlton TV’s “Heart of the Country” and Channel 4’s “Collector’s Lot”, as well as featuring in a variety of magazines including the BBC’s Homes and Antiques magazine and Country Living.