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Hundred Years of Hats at Baysgarth House Museum

September 8, 2016
September 11, 2016
Baysgarth House Museum
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Caistor Road, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 6AH

Come to Baysgarth House Museum this summer for a whistle-stop tour of the history of hats from 1850-1950!  Featuring an amazing array of hats in all shapes and sizes, this is an exhibition for all the family!

Did you know that the smart bowler hat was the original hard hat? That the boater hat was considered ideal tennis wear? Or that at one point hatpins in Britain were a cause of debate in the House of Commons due to worries they were becoming big enough to be dangerous weapons?

Over the course of a hundred years, hat fashions changed enormously. Baysgarth’s new exhibition takes you through the tale of the humble hat’s rise into the Victorian Era, its move from functional clothing to pure accessory, and its gradual decline through the mid-1900s.

The rise and fall of hats tells us about more than fashion – it tells us about changes in society itself. What can you discover?

Baysgarth House Museum’s summer opening hours are Thursday-Sunday 12-4pm & Bank Holidays from March – October.

Contact Details

Tourist Information
Telephone: 01652 631500

Barton Town Council
Telephone: 01652 633598

Barton-upon-Humber Tourism Partnership
Telephone: 01652 660380