Notty has triumphed in creating a treasure trove for costume lovers, and welcomes groups to her seventeenth century home and renovated museum for specialised talks on the history of dress, with specific focus on her own collection. Talks can be tailored to topic and duration, and we can also offer refreshments and light meals, which are served in the drawing room at Notty's picturesque home.



Notty has been presenting fashion shows for various groups and schools over the last thirty years, through which, she has also helped to raise thousands of pounds for charities. The shows which feature dress and accessories from her collection are a wonderful opportunity to see the fine examples one individual has passionately collected over the years, whilst enabling the audience to renew their appreciation for past craftsmanship and the splendor of historic fashion. 

If you are interested in arranging an event of your own, contact Notty for more information at: or call 01335 310 318.

Please note: The Museum is not open every day, so if you are planning to visit, please do contact Notty prior to arrange.


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