Night & Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs

 Exhibition to re-launch on the 4th July


This year the American Museum & Gardens is delighted to announce the arrival of its most glamourous exhibition yet, Night & Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs, organised by the Fashion and Textiles Museum, London.
Presented thematically, the exhibition will take visitors on a journey through sumptuous city tableaus featuring a range of glamorous eveningwear. Nightclub, cinema and bustling street scenes are filled with floor-length gowns, created in satins, velvets and crepes and adorned with diamante.

From couture to classic, there is something for every fashionista. Not only will there be dresses and outfits galore, but also fabulous 1930s photography, which encapsulates the era. The visitor will be taken on a journey through the decade, passing art deco architecture, visiting wild parties and basking in the Golden Age of Hollywood.



With the ongoing guidance from the UK government about re-opening museums and galleries entry to the exhibition will be via timed ticket only. On arrival at the Ticket Office you’ll be issued with a timed ticket (this may not correspond with your arrival time) which you’ll need to show at entry to the Exhibition Gallery.
We are unable to take prebookings or reserve tickets for the exhibition.

To keep you safe, and to comply with the latest Covid-19 guidance, we have removed the interactive interpretation within the gallery for the exhibition. However so you can enjoy the exhibition you can download information about the settings within the exhibition to your smart phone or tablet using the links below.
We’ll also have a team member on hand inside, the exhibition, to answer any questions you may have.


1. I’ve got a pocket full of dreams (Street Scene)

2. Let’s face the music (Nightclub) (A left 1 -13)

2. Let’s face the music (Nightclub) (A right 1 -13)

3. Over the rainbow

秒速快34. Bowl of cherries (Garden Party)

5. Happy Days (Sea Pavilion)

6. The way you wear your hat (Dept. store)


Thanks to our friends at the Fashion and Textiles Museum, London the exhibition will be with us until 20 December. Please see opening times and admission prices.




Image (C) Michele Morgan photographed by Ernest Bachrach, circa 1939. Private collection