Wedding gown in a weekend
29 Jun - 30 Jun 2019
Events Space, Learning Centre, level 2.
Join historical dressmakers as they recreate the 18th century wedding dress of Isabella MacTavish Fraser.
Saturday sessions take place at 10:30–11:45, 12:00–13:00 and 15:15–16:30.
Sunday sessions take place at 10:30–11:45, 12:00–13:15 and 13:45–15:15.
Events Space, Learning Centre, level 2. Entry via Chambers Street.
The original dress was made around 1785 for the Highland wedding of Isabella MacTavish to Malcolm Fraser. It was then worn by their daughter-in-law Jane and two of Isabella and Malcolm's descendants. This dress is now in the collection of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and has been kindly loaned to National Museums Scotland for our exhibition Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland.
Using reproduction tartan and period construction techniques, a team of specialist historical dressmakers will make a faithful replica of Isabella’s wedding dress during a single weekend.
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This event is supported by American Duchess and Timesmith Dressmaking.
There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. You can find more access information here.