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16 July – 4 October 2015


An Elegant Society: Adam Buck, artist in the age of Jane Austen

The work of Adam Buck, Regency portrait and miniature painter, provides a fascinating insight into the faces and fashions of this time. Buck�s portraits of The Royals, landowners, Serving Officers and society hostesses, dressed in white muslin, seated or standing in fashionable interiors, brings the world of Jane Austen vividly to life. Jane Austen enthusiasts know Adam Buck�s work better than most.

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Visiting & Tickets

Timed tickets are in operation. Advance booking is advised, but tickets can be bought on the day of your visit at the Museum if tickets are available.

Elegant Society Tickets

Entry to An Elegant Society only £6 Full Price with Donation for Gift Aid Purposes*
£5 Concessions with Donation for Gift Aid Purposes*

£5 Standard Full Price
£4 Standard Concessions

£2.50 12-17 years & Art Fund Members

  *Gift Aid Tickets include an additional £1 voluntary donation allowing the Museum to reclaim tax on both the donation and the ticket price. More information is given on our booking pages. Standard ticket prices are shown below.

  Entry is free for Members and for Under-12s

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Opening Dates and Times

Exhibition Dates 16 July to 4 October 2015

Opening Times 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday, and Bank Holidays

  We are closed on Mondays

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