Conference Hotel Offers

Friday, July 5th 2019 –Sunday, July 7th 2019

Tickets are currently on sale for our upcoming conference Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts Movement

To secure your tickets please head to the Costume Society's Eventbrite page or click BOOK ONLINE at the top of this feature. Link


Our conference is fast approaching and we'd like to update our conference attendees with a hotel offer for the event!

The Costume Society has organised a deal with the MacDonald Burlington Hotel.

126 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4JQ.


Rate below:

£129.00 bed and breakfast per room per night
If you'd like to book the rooms then you can contact the hotel directly and make your reservation, quoting the Costume Society to receive the discounted rate.

Our contact at the hotel is Lucy Batty, details below. 

Lucy Batty
Sales, Events and Marketing Manager
0344 879 9019

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

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with any queries in regards to the conference. 

We look forward to meeting everyone at the conference!


STOP PRESS-Keynote speakers!


The full conference programme is soon to be announced.  In the meantime we have arranged the following treats for you

(provisional) Friday 5th July 2019

A guided tour of the Pre-Raphaelite Collection at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery by an expert gallery curator.

An informal get together at Bacchus Bar (drinks and bar food not included in ticket price).

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019

Proceedings will take place at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel and will include 2 days of talks;

keynote lectures by Anna Buruma,Archivist of Liberty’s and Zenzie Tinker,conservator; 

workshops led by some of the world’s most knowledgeable and influential fashion historians and costume professionals including academics, makers, designers, curators and conservators.

A networking lunch, coffee and treats each day The final of the Costume Society Patterns of Fashion Awards

Opportunities to meet the experts and network with national and international fashion and dress history professionals

Evening Saturday 6th July 2019 Drinks and a 3 course dinner in the magnificent setting of Birmingham’s grade II listed Council House.

  • The MacDonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham offers a comfortable space to relax after the conference