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Win tickets to Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne

To celebrate the opening of their new exhibition, Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910), Leighton House and Sambourne House are offering you the opportunity to win 4 tickets to view this exhibition. This exhibition offers a fascinating glimpse into late Victorian and early 20th-century fashion, featuring rare surviving examples by leading-era designers, many of whom were female.

The exhibition tells the intimate story of the lives of a middle-class mother Marion Sambourne and her affluent daughter Maud Sambourne. It offers an exploration of their mother-daughter relationship intertwined with their profound connection to fashion. This era marked a pivotal moment in fashion history, mirroring contemporary trends in shopping and style consumption.

In addition to the dresses displayed at Leighton House, there's also Out in Paris, a collection of street photography by illustrator Linley Sambourne, downstairs in the Tavolozza Drawings Gallery, capturing a weekend in Paris in 1906.

For the first time in the history of the museums, the exhibition will span across both houses, with the exhibition journey continuing at Sambourne House, with a small display in the main bedroom, as well as a documentary film on the conservation of the dresses. Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910) is open until 20th October 2024 and you can book tickets and find out more here. For your chance to win, simply sign up below and if you are the lucky winner we will notify you via the e-mail address supplied shortly after the competition's end date: Monday 13th May.

Terms and conditions:

· The prize is not transferable to another person.

· No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

· Only available to residents of the United Kingdom.

· Travel costs to the exhibition is not included in the prize.

· The prize is 4 tickets for the Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910) exhibition experience at Leighton House and Sambourne House.

· The 4 tickets are valid until the end of the exhibition on 20th October 2024 during museums’ opening hours (please note that Leighton House closes on Tuesdays and Sambourne House closes on Mondays and Tuesdays). Visit the link to plan your visit.

· One entry per person for entrants over 18 years old.

· On or about the 13th May, Discover South Kensington will pick an entry at random deemed as The Winner.

· Discover South Kensington will notify the Winner via email. If Discover South Kensington has not been able to communicate with the Winner after two days from the announcement, Discover South Kensington shall award the prize to an alternative winner.

· The judge’s decision is final.

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Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne 1880-1910
Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne 1880-1910
Out Shopping The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne ©RBKC. Image Jaron James
Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne 1880-1910
Maud Sambourne’s pale green walking dress by Sarah Fullerton Monteith Young, c.1909–10. ©Leighton House and Sambourne House, RBKC. Image courtesy of Janie Lightfoot Textiles