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1839 - A Gothic Adventure Exhibition

One of the most ambitious projects East Ayrshire has ever staged, this exhibition draws on collections from throughout the country and tells the story of the Eglinton Tournament of 1839 - one of the greatest products of 19th century romanticism. the show features the largest collection of artefacts from the original tournament that has ever been staged including the Eglinton Trophy and the shields, costumes and armour of the knights themselves. In the main gallery the story of the Eglinton Tournament is recreated and upstairs in the North Museum visitors can explore the events and factors which served to inspire those involved from the Victorian fascination with medievalism and the Gothic Revival in architecture. It also explores where it went and the rise of modern 'Gothic' culture.

Admission Free