Displays

Traditional Welsh Costume

25th January - 7th June 2009

According to common belief, a Welsh costume consists of a tall black hat, a bedgown, an apron and a shawl.

Michael Freeman, curator at Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth has been taking a closer look.

'It is commonly thought that Augusta Hall, or Lady Llanover as she became known, was a driving force behind the reinvention of the Welsh costume in nineteenth century, but' Michael adds, 'although she built a woollen mill near Llanover House and encouraged her friends and servants to wear Welsh costume, her influence on the design and use of Welsh costume was probably a lot less than has been thought.'

Come and visit this exhibition of costume and photographs to find out more.