Madame Clapham opened a dressmaking salon in 1887, which by the 1890s was highly regarded and attracted worldwide patronage for the quality and style of ladies’ fashion that she produced. Join us to find out more about Mrs Emily Clapham and about how she went from picking pins up from the floor to making dresses for royalty.
The museum is open from 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm every second and fourth Saturday of each month. From local history to global treasure, take a walk through the ages in Hull’s Old Town. There’s so much history to get your hands on in our museum. Uncover the Story of Hull. See what life was like in Victorian times. And come face to face with a 2,600-year-old mummy! Where else can you hop from locally-made textiles to King Tutankhamun’s treasures? Find us in the old Grammar School where Hull’s famous abolitionist William Wilberforce once studied.
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