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From Cradle to Grave

An Exhibition at York Castle Museum:

An exhibition which will be close to the heart of any family historian; the exhibition focuses on the history of three rites of passage: birth, marriage and death.

Visitors can also see examples of many of the nursery and childcare items used during the last three hundred years including cradles, christening gifts and some superb christening gowns.

Outfits from the collection of wedding clothes make a centre-piece for the weddings theme, together with wedding gifts, trousseau items, and even a Victorian wedding cake.

An Edwardian hearse forms a dramatic centre-piece to the displays about death. There are mourning clothes and jewellery, a funeral biscuit, and coffin furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Contact details:

York Castle Museum
Eye of York
York
YO1 9RY

Tel: 01904 687687