Dressing Up

Encourage your children to come dressed for the visit. We find that dressing up enhances the educational experience. This can be achieved by adapting clothing already found at home!


  • Long trousers (Jeans, corduroy, cotton drill) with optional braces.
  • Long sleeved shirt with scarf or floppy bow tie at neck (shirt tucked in or worn over trousers with belt).
  • Optional waistcoat or boots or lace-up shoes.
  • Cap.


  • Dress mid-calf length (not full length).
  • Skirt and blouse are acceptable.
  • Optional petticoat and pantalettes.
  • Optional apron or pinafore.
  • Stockings or long socks.
  • Boots or shoes.
  • Cape or shawl (square of fabric folded diagonally e.g. baby blanket or table cloth) tied at the front or pinned with non- valuable brooch. Bare head, bonnet or straw sun hat.


  • White shirt with normal collar standing up with a cravat or small scarf tied in a front bow.
  • Leather shoes or boots plus suit with colourful vest, top hat or felt hat.
  • Light coloured trousers, dark jacket and vest, top hat or felt hat or trousers, braces or vest, straw hat or cap.


  • Bonnet or straw sunhat, gloves, stockings, leather shoes or boots.
  • Long full colourful dress or long full skirt with blouse covered by a large shawl (fabric square folded into a triangle).
  • A plain jacket or cape.