The Fusilier Museum Events


Experience a traditional Christmas and be our guest at our special exhibition featuring costumes from the award winning TV series. A full programme of Downton themed activities will also be taking place including talks about fashion history, hat making workshop and a traditional Christmas fair.


Downton A Wartime Christmas

27-11-2015 00:00

Experience a traditional Edwardian Christmas and be our guest at a special exhibition featuring costumes from the award winning TV series.


Downton A Wartime Christmas features 10 costumes from the programme and celebrates the style and fashion of the era itself. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to see costumes from upstairs and downstairs including Lady Grantham’s evening wear and Mrs Patmore’s kitchen outfit.

Talk - Fashion and Everyday Dress 1910 - 1919

02-12-2015 14:00

Dr Alison Slater, Lecturer in Design History at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University will be discussing fashion and everyday clothing in the period 1910-1919. Her talk will explore the relationship between class and fashion and how everyday experiences of dress varied from fashionable styles. 



Part of a programme of special events during Downton A Wartime Christmas. FREE event. Starts at 2pm

Hats off to Downton

05-12-2015 10:30

Create your own Edwardian style hat in this family friendly workshop. Guided by millinery expert Lorna Young from the Hat Works Museum in Stockport, visitors can get creative decorating their own Downton inspired hat to take away.


Sessions will take place at 10.30am & 11.30am. £3 per hat. Booking is essential - contact the museum on 0161 763 8950.


£3 per hat


Booking is essential – contact 0161 763 8950 to reserve a place

A Downton Christmas

12-12-2015 11:00

A Downton Christmas - Get into the Christmas spirit and join us for this fun filled family day. Be creative and make traditional Christmas wreaths and edible decorations to brighten up your Christmas tree. Enjoy performances of traditional carols and cosy up listening to Christmas stories inside the museum. There will also be festive treats available from Delicious cafe throughout the day.


£1 per child to make edible decorations

11am - 2pm

Drop in activities. Suitable for all ages.