Revel in Painted Pomp in Bath

Bath’s Art Museum will be treating its visitors to a little Painted Pomp until 6 May, as a new exhibition on Art and Fashion in the Age of Shakespeare has been unveiled. Follow the fashions that made England remarkable, told by some of the most influential Jacobean portraits in the country. The art dates all the way back to 1613, and better still, it will displayed beside surviving dresses and costumes from the same period.

Get up close to the fashions of yesterday and experience just how our ancestors suffered for their fashions all those years ago.  The portraits depict members of the Howard family, and were thought to have been painted to mark the union of the Ceils and the Howards, high flying families of Jacobean courtly society. The exhibition includes rare accessories, shoes and costumes, including replicas from The Globe.

Why not stay in a Bath city centre hotel that combines a central setting with a peaceful, rural feel? The Royal Hotel makes a welcoming place to return to after a busy day enjoying the latest event in the city, and the four poster beds available will round off a day pondering the fashions of the past to perfection.