28-04-2012 - 08-09-2012
Something Old, Something New
Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm
Closed: 19 December 2011 to 8 January 2012 (inclusive)
Despite the number of couples ‘tying the knot’ being at its lowest for 30 years, there is, and always has been, a wide variety of ways in which people in Tyne and Wear show their commitment to each other.
This exhibition explores some of those ways, be it through marriage, co-habitation or civil partnership, and provides an insight into the many different customs and traditions that people from all cultures follow as they make their plans for a future together.
From courtship to the history of betrothal and modern day ‘engagement’, to planning the wedding, pre-wedding rituals and the big day itself – all of these stages are explored through photographs, beautiful gowns, love letters and the compelling stories of local couples.South Shields Museum & Art Gallery