10 April - 28 June 2020 | Mitre 10 Mega Create Gallery

To mark the 200th anniversary of her passing, Dressing Australia Museum of Costume has designed a rare and wonderful exhibition bringing Jane Austen to life in original fashion of the era. Be Persuaded follows Austen’s life - and the unforgettable characters she created - from growing up in the 18th Century into the era most associated with her - the Regency era at the beginning of the 19th Century. Be Persuaded features rare fashion, accessories and ephemera from the 18th Century when Austen was born, through to the 1840s.

Image credit: Be Persuaded

Developed and curated by Dressing Australia Museum of Costume


Sunday 17 & 24 May 2020 | 4pm

Don your bonnet and join us for a series of public readings from Jane Austen's novels (by Upper Hutt Librarians) with a complimentary glass of bubbles.

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Sunday 28 June 2020 | 4pm

Step back in time and experience a Jane Austen themed tea party. Hear stories and secrets from the curators of Be Persuaded.

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