Museum hosts fashion display

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Hats and shoes through Oxfordshire’s history is the unique theme of Banbury Museum’s current exhibition.

Visitors to the Head over Heels exhibition, which runs until July 12, will take a journey back in time from historical artefacts to glamorous fashion accessories, discovering Oxfordshire traditions along the way.

The exhibition explores how fashions transform and transfix us and why we desire that ‘must have’ fashion item.

Head over Heels includes a variety of themes such as weddings and coronations and even protective clothing worn by workers in Banbury’s Alcan factory. With a dedicated dressing up area visitors can try on a variety of accessories, making the exhibition fun for all of the family.

Events and exhibitions manager Dale Johnston said: “This is an exhibition that everyone can relate to, with artefacts ranging from delicate, decorative hats and shoes to medieval shoes and the industrial protective gear worn by men at the furnaces of Banbury’s former Alcan factory.

“Children will enjoy the dressing up area too and there are a few surprises.”

The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday from 10am-5pm.