The museum has a large collection of nineteenth century clothing. It includes some interesting military items including a Woodville Rifle Volunteer’s jacket dating from the 1880s. There are also a large number of christening gowns, one of which dates back to 1862.


Here are some examples:

This linen waistcoat was worn by Jimmy Edwards, a coach driver in Woodville in the 1880s. It is fully lined.
Silk petticoat worn by Constance Horne on her wedding day. She married Henry Palmer Horne, who was a Mayor of Woodville. This petticoat dates from late 1890s/early 1900s.
This cap belonged to a Woodville post office employee. It is a blend of cotton and wool. Date unknown.
This smoking cap is made of velvet. Date unknown.
Black silk scarf with six tassels.
This jacket belonged to a Woodville fireman pre 1940. The brass buttons give a clue to its age as after this date they were chrome covered.