My favorite part of the museum was the section on fashion. The majority of the clothing in the museum was in this section although there were a few articles spread through the British Galleries as well as other halls. Their collection starts with the early 1700s and goes through 2010.
One of the things that all of us in the gallery commented upon were the size of the shoes in the exhibit cases. The shoes from the 17th and 18th centuries were all very small and NARROW. These were all 3" or narrower across the widest part of the foot. We all chatted with each other and wondered how could their feet have been that narrow? No immediate answer was forthcoming.
Below is a close up of an embroidered men's waistcoat from the 18th Century. What really impressed me and made me stop to think was that this work was done by hand. I think about how long it takes to embroider just a few inches of this kind of fabric and how much fabric it takes for the waistcoat and my brain boggles.
The work in this lace collar was absolutely exquisite.
They also had an off shoot museum down there that covered the life and times of Winston Churchill. It had a very interesting hands-on interactive high tech exhibit that was a time line of his life. It was over 30' long and started on the left corner of the photo with 1874, the year he was born, and traveled up the left side and then back down the right side to the year 1965 and his death.
Although not one of his more famous quotes, I liked this one all the same.