Spectacular costumes from BBC’s Wolf Hall now on display at Gainsborough’s Old Hall

Gainsborough Old Hall are putting on an exhibition of the costumes used in the TV Drama Wolf Hall.   Picture: Sarah Washbourn / www.yellowbellyphotos.com
Gainsborough Old Hall are putting on an exhibition of the costumes used in the TV Drama Wolf Hall. Picture: Sarah Washbourn / www.yellowbellyphotos.com

Costumes from the critically acclaimed BBC drama Wolf Hall are set to delight visitors to Gainsborough Old Hall from now until August.

The Tudor costumes have been lent to the Old Hall by Angels Costumes, a specialist supplier for stage and screen, promising a treat for fans of drama, history and fashion.

Gainsborough Old Hall are putting on an exhibition of the costumes used in the TV Drama Wolf Hall. Theresa Workman, collections access officer adjusting one of the outfits

Picture: Sarah Washbourn / www.yellowbellyphotos.com

Gainsborough Old Hall are putting on an exhibition of the costumes used in the TV Drama Wolf Hall. Theresa Workman, collections access officer adjusting one of the outfits Picture: Sarah Washbourn / www.yellowbellyphotos.com

The historical smash hit was shown on BBC Two in January 2015, telling the story of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to fame in the court of Henry VIII.

Jon Hogan, public engagement manager, said: “Henry VIII himself stayed at Gainsborough Old Hall with his fifth wife Catherine Howard in 1541, making it the perfect setting to see these magnificent Tudor costumes.

“Wolf Hall was celebrated by critics for its historical accuracy, and the costumes are a brilliant example. They’re impressive replicas of the clothes we know were worn by Henry VIII and his courtiers.”

Following a winter stint at York’s Barley Hall, the costumes will be on display in The Upper Great Chamber until August 28.

Entry to the exhibition is included in the Gainsborough Old Hall entry price: Adults £7.40, Concessions £5.90, Children £4.20 (5-17), Family Ticket (two adults and up to three children) £19.00 and Under 5s free.

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ngas old hall wolf 02: Theresa Workman, collections access officer, adjusting one of the outfits

ngas old hall wolf 03: Theresa Workman, collections access officer adjusting one of the outfits.

ngas old hall wolf 04: The clothes are impressive replicas of the clothes worn by Henry VIII and his courtiers.

ngas old hall wolf 05: The clothes are on display at Gainsborough’s Old Hall until August.

ngas old hall wolf 06: Henry VIII outside Gainsborough Old Hall.

ngas old hall wolf 07: Henry VIII takes a stroll in the grounds.

(Pictures by Sarah Washbourne)