Blandford Fashion Museum

British Airways Museum Collections including the BA Heritage Uniform Collection

Brighton Museum

The Olive Matthews Collection, Chertsey Museum.

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Farnham Museum

Fashion and Textile Museum

Hampshire Cultural Trust

Horsham Museum  

Horsham Museum “Big Dress” Project 2008 

Museum of London

National Museum of Scotland / costume

Petersfield Museum

Southside House, Wimbledon

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Worthing Museum

Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture ( Middlesex University)

The Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham  

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Historic Clothing

Carisbrooke Castle

Bexhill Museum – The Costume Collection

Chepstow Museum


Medieval Dress and Textile Society (MEDATS), Clothing and textiles secular and sacred

Costume Society of Great Britain

Textile Society promotes the study of textile disciplines and celebrates the history and culture of textiles

West of England Costume Society

Northern Society of Costumes and Textiles

Costume Society of Scotland

Costume and Textile  Association for Norfolk Museums 

The Crafts Study Centre University for the Creative Arts, Farnham

Companies & Services

Hampshire Wardrobe provides a costume hire service for schools and  drama groups

JMD&Co – Makers of fine reproduction period costumes

Whitchurch Silk Mill

Meg Andrews – Antique Costumes and Textiles

The School of Historical Dress – Directors Jenny Tiramani, Santina M Levey, Vanessa Hopkings – London based – To join mailing list for updates on events and courses write to

Period Costume Information Sites

The Tudor Tailor

Tudor Effigies, A database of photographs of 16th century dress on funeral monuments 

Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, An international survey of medieval stained glass, in Britain


The Textile Conservation Centre

University of Brighton – Listing of Dress Collections in Museums and other Institutions in the South, South East and South West of England

Profiles of the Past – an initiative focused on British portrait silhouette history.