Making this Half Term Historic!

Textiles in Focus at Erddig

Textiles in Focus

TIME 11.30am -2.30pm

Especially for Welsh Museums Festival, we’ve devises a new family-friendly trail with hands-on activities that will focus on our textile collection.

Textiles and textiles objects are found everywhere in historic houses- however they can be easily overlooked. Erddig contains thousands of different textiles brought together over several generations by the same family.

Our event will look at materials and construction; natural fibres and man-made fibres; yarn, cloth and weave and decoration. We’ll be showing how we care for historic textiles in our museum collections today.  A series of interactive and hands-on activities will inform and engage your senses and imagination. Come and take a look at our textile conservation equipment and try your hand at caring for fragile fabrics with the help of knowledgeable staff and volunteers to enrich the experience.