Historic Life Weekend: The Long And Short Of It – The History Of Hair, Hats And Head Coverings

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Start time: 10:30
End time: 18:00

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Explore what different hair meant for people living in the Saxon, Tudor, Stuart and Victorian times.

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The History Of Hair at Weald & Downland Living Museum

How someone wears their hair is part of their self-expression, and at different times in the past various conventions or expectations led to specific styles and head coverings.

The Weald & Downland Living Museum in Chichester will explore what this meant for people living in the Saxon, Tudor, Stuart and Victorian times, looking at fashion, religious requirements, how frequently hair was washed, ideals of beauty at the time and what was achievable for those outside of the ruling elite.

* Please note that this event has been moved from 17th – 18th September 2022 to 15th – 16th October 2022 due to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II *

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Name: Weald & Downland Living Museum

Telephone: 01243 811363

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.wealddown.co.uk/events/the-long-and-short-of-it/

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Address: Weald & Downland Living Museum, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0EU

Telephone: 01243 811363

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