Fashion through the Ages


Strike a pose!

Join us on Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June for the return of this very special fashion event where guests will be transported back in time.

The event will explore the fabulous and fascinating history of fashion through displays and a catwalk show. 

All of the costumes on display have been handmade by our talented Costume Project team.

Location: The Engine Shop, Coalbrookdale

Dates: Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June, 2024

Timings: Doors open at 6pm before the show begins at 7pm. The show will run for 1hr 30 minutes, including a 20 minute interval. At 8:30pm guests will have the opportunity to explore the costumes and talk to the models.

Tickets: £20 for adults, £15 for students and children. 10% discount for PASS PLUS, Friends and Patrons.

A pay bar will be available on both nights.

See photos from Fashion Through The Ages 2023 at the bottom of this page.



Costume Project

The IGMT Costume Project has been producing bespoke costumes for museums and heritage organisations for over 20 years, including for our own museums.

The team does this by creating traditional costumes based on historic sources, original patterns and archive research. 

They work closely with clients to meet their individual requirements and deliver an engaging, authentic and fun interpretation experience. 


In December 2023 we tasked art students from Telford College with designing a costume, based on the fashions from 1750-1900 and taking inspiration from Telford and the surrounding area, to feature at this event. 

The student who creates the winning design will work closely with our talented Costume Project team to bring their design to life before it's showcased on the catwalk in June.

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