Compacts: Glamour on the Go

26 Jul 2014 – 28 Sep 2014

Event times

Tuesday — Saturday: 10.30am — 5.00pm, Sunday: 11.00am — 5.00pm, Mondays and Bank Holidays: Closed

Cost of entry

Free Entry | Donations Welcome

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Woking, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Train to Woking station, 25min direct link from London Waterloo

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Compacts: Glamour on the Go


Organised in partnership with the British Compact Collectors' Society, this exhibition tells the fascinating story of the history of this essential aid to women's make-up and female glamour, from its origins in the 18th century to its continued use today. The exhibition takes us on a journey through social history and the world of beauty, from jewel-encrusted compacts produced for the aristocracy, to copies made in cheaper materials as part of the mass-market 20th century revolution in women's make-up.

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