Style & Society: Dressing the Georgians

The King's Gallery

This exciting exhibition explores what the Georgians wore, from the practical dress of laundry maids to the glittering gowns worn at court and how they ushered in many of the cultural trends we know
today, including the first stylists and influencers and the development of shopping as a leisure activity.

Discover what fashion can tell us about life in 18th-century Britain, a revolutionary period of trade, travel and technology which fuelled fashion trends across all levels of society. Delve into the Georgians’ style story and get up close to magnificent paintings, prints and drawings by artists including Gainsborough, Zoffany and Hogarth, as well as luxurious textiles, sparkling jewellery, and a range of accessories from snuff boxes to swords.

Date & Time




The King's Gallery

Palace of Holyroodhouse, EH8 8DX  Google Maps



Ticket Information

Drop-in, Ticketed

£10 / £5 – £6.50 conc.

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Visitor information

  • Step-free access
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Shop
  • Hearing Loop
Header image credit: Royal Collection Trust © His Majesty King Charles III 2024. Photo: Giulia Sansone.

The King's Gallery

Palace of Holyroodhouse, EH8 8DX 

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