The North Lincolnshire costume collection is regionally significant. It includes male and female costume and accessories. The collection is displayed in the costume galleries at Normanby Hall. It also regularly features in temporary exhibitions at North Lincolnshire Museum.
A large part of the collection dates from between the early 18th Century and the early 20th Century. It includes a collection from the Sheffield family of Normanby Hall comprising of uniforms, clothing worn by Lady Sheffield on cruises and servant’s uniforms.
The Parkinson Collection is a collection of silk costume that belonged to Reverend John Parkinson. He wore the items in the 1790s while taking undergraduates on tours of the continent.
Curator’s Choice – Of Mourning and Bonnets
A closer look at a selection of Victorian mourning bonnets.
On-line exhibition looking at changing fashions in the Victorian period illustrated by costume from the Museums collection.
Curator’s Choice – Boy’s Dresses
A closer look at the clothes worn by Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St Oswald as a small boy.
Curator’s Choice – Reverend Parkinson’s Waistcoat
A closer look at the Reverend Parkinson’s waistcoat.