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A Celebration of Bridal Gowns Exhibition

14 February 2024 - 17 March 2024

Tickets

Entry to the exhibition is included with your Cathedral visitor ticket. Cathedral Pass Holders and Residents of CB6 / CB7: Entry £5

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Wednesday 14 February - Sunday 17 March*

A fascinating exhibition highlighting the history, artistry and allure of wedding dresses over the years.

Experience a kaleidoscope of bridal fashion that spans several centuries, showcasing the exquisite craftsmanship and evolving trends that have defined one of the most memorable days in countless lives.

Each of the exhibits has a story to tell and includes original dresses worn by Hollywood actresses in blockbuster movies, to replicas of gowns worn by royal brides including the designers 'fitting gown' for Princess Margaret's 1960 wedding dress.

The exhibition explores how wedding gown styles and materials have changed over the centuries, and how their adaptions reveal as much about social history as fashion and fame.

An additional feature of the exhibition is a hand picked assortment of bridal veils from the collection at the Royal School of Needlework.

Several dresses on display at the exhibition are on loan from the private collection of Kevin Thornhill.

Exhibition photos: Geoff Robinson

Tickets
Entry to the exhibition is included with your Cathedral visitor ticket.
Cathedral Pass Holders and Residents of CB6 / CB7: Entry £5 (available in person from the Cathedral ticket office)

Opening Times
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 12pm - 3pm*
Please check for any restrictions or changes to opening hours

Sponsorship Opportunities

We’re looking for fabulous companies to sponsor this highly anticipated exhibition. Sponsorship is a mutually beneficial relationship; it creates positive messages and provides an extremely cost-effective way for you to reach and engage with thousands of people, as well as creating customer loyalty and goodwill; all whilst helping us to continue our charitable mission. If you think your business would be a perfect match, get in touch via fundraising@elycathedral.org

RSN Shadow Work Embroidery Class

Saturday 9 March, 10am - 4pm
A stunning hand embroidery class from the Royal School of Needlework to celebrate our exhibition.

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