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Georgian Dress

This silk brocade dress is decorated with coloured silks and silver thread and lace.


Kent as a centre of fashion and society. The dress illustrates the type of fashionable dress worn by visitors to Tunbridge Wells when promenading on the Pantiles in its Georgian heyday. According to contemporary guidebooks, ‘the general desire of all was to see and be seen’.

Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery

Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery,
Civic Way,
Monson Road,
Royal Tunbridge Wells,


The dress is said to have been worn at the court of George III, and is associated with a man’s costume belonging to Lord William Seymour (1724-1800).

Curriculum Links

  • KS1: Local History, Significant Individuals, Artists, Craft Makers and Designers
  • KS2: Local History, Artists, Architects and Designers in History
  • KS3: Local History, Britain 1745-1901, History of Art, Craft, Design and Architecture



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