Short course - Straight Laced: Corsetry through the ages

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Tel: 01392 265858

Short course - Straight Laced: Corsetry through the ages

About

 Corsets: staid, upright, straight laced are all terms whose roots lie in corsetry while in the 21st century we see them as acceptable bridal and evening wear. Corsets have created the fashionable silhouette for centuries. A fascinating subject, with unexpected explanations as to why they were worn. This course will delve into whalebone, cording, lacing and flossing. Uncovering the history of the production of these garments by look at some fabulous examples held in local collections.

Course tutor: Jill Salen

Jill Salen is a retired lecturer in costume from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She has also made costumes for many clients, including The Globe theatre, Cosprop, and the Welsh National Opera. She is also the author of a number of successful publications on corsetry, costume history and construction, and is currently researching for a further book on corsetry.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£30.00 per ticket

Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

TripAdvisor

Directions

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Event
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route
  • Park & Ride

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

Sorry, this event has passed

Follow us

What's Nearby

  1. Unique Boutique Contemporary Craft Market

    Christmas wouldn't be the same without a little retail therapy at one of the south west's…

    0.03 miles away
  2. Xenos

    Xenos is a kinetic installation involving robotics, LED’s and Dutch Tupperware design in…

    0.05 miles away
  3. GANDY & QUEEN STREET CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL for Five Nights of Lights

    The streets will come alive with a carnival of colour, lights, music and festive…

    0.06 miles away
  1. Rum and Reggae Festival

    The Best of Devon presents: Rum & Reggae 2019

    Come and enjoy the summer vibes at the…

    0.06 miles away
  2. To Womb it May Concern

    WOMEN'S STAND UP COMEDY WORKSHOP
    Performing & Writing workshop that focuses on Punchlines…

    0.06 miles away
  3. Fougou Music presents NICK MACLEAN QUARTET feat. BROWNMAN ALI (Exeter)

    This February, Canada's multi-award-winning NICK MACLEAN QUARTET feat. BROWNMAN…

    0.06 miles away
  4. Salmon at the Exeter Phoenix

    Set in a small Scottish town, where a lack of prospects leaves the young people looking…

    0.06 miles away
  5. HELL TOR Film Festival

    Join us for a 2 day celebration of Gothic horror, Dartmoor myths and Devon witchcraft…

    0.06 miles away
  6. Nick Maclean Quartet

    Led by 26-year old fast-rising piano star Nick Maclean, this contemplative and often…

    0.06 miles away
  7. Shadow Warrior

    Tickets are now on sale for the exciting new show from Kagemusha Taiko, the first major…

    0.06 miles away
  8. Yat/Bentley Actor Training - Taster Session!

    (In affiliation with Yat Bentley Centre for Performance, San Francisco)

    Spaces are…

    0.06 miles away
  9. Exeter City Remembrance Sunday Service

    A Civic Party led by the Lord Mayor accompanied by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Devon…

    0.08 miles away
  10. Guildhall FREE Film Festival

    Popcorn at the ready, Guildhall Shopping & Dining's FREE film fest returns!

    On Friday…

    0.09 miles away
  11. Lucy Hay & Bernie Steadman The Different Faces of Crime

    Join local authors Bernie Steadman and Lucy V Hay for a wide-ranging conversation about…

    0.12 miles away
  12. Exeter Phoenix - Afro Celt Sound System

    This European and African based collective have been a ground-breaking force in music…

    0.12 miles away
  13. Exeter Phoenix - Big Country

    Regarded by many as a classic, the multi-million selling Steeltown went straight to the…

    0.12 miles away
Previous Next

Search for What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles