Costume’s from BBC drama Wolf Hall to go on display at Gainsborough Old Hall

Damian Lewis in Wolf Hall
Damian Lewis in Wolf Hall
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Costumes from the critically acclaimed BBC drama Wolf Hall will be coming to Gainsborough Old Hall from April 29, to August 28.

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.

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 of Gainsborough Old Hall.

Stars of the show have had massive success since it aired. Claire Foy was BAFTA nominated for her part as Anne Boleyn. She has gone on to win a Golden Globe for her part as The Queen in Netflix drama The Crown. Damian Lewis was BAFTA nominated for his part as Henry VIII. Mark Rylance who played Thomas Cromwell was awarded a BAFTA for his part in the production while also nominated for Golden Globe and an EMMY.

Entry to the exhibition is included in the Gainsborough Old Hall entry price, Adults £7.40, Concessions £5.90, Children aged five to 17-years-old £4.20 , Family Ticket for two adults and up to three children £19 and under fives are free.

Find out more at www.gainsborougholdhall.com.