Ornate and Beautiful Exhibition Ends

This week items from the Downside Abbey vestment collections have been returned to us after the extremely successful Ornate and Beautiful exhibition at the Bishop’s Palace, Wells ended. 

It has been a pleasure to allow our collections to be used for this exhibition and for so many people to have seen them and marvelled at the beauty of these vestments, and the work which went into them. 

Here we are sharing some comments of visitors to the exhibition which ran from April until August. 

We must also include the comments of Sue Perkins of The Great British Bake Off, who tweeted “BTW, if you’re west over the next few weeks, there is a CRACKING exhibition @TheBishops_Palace in Wells x”

Our thanks to The Bishop’s Palace for putting on the display and exhibiting our wonderful collections.