Beyond the Little Black Dress

Exhibitions (historical)

  • National Museum of Scotland - Exhibition Gallery 1
  • Times vary. Click 'Dates, times and prices' to view the calendar
  • Aug 1-28
  • Tickets are sold at 15-minute intervals between 10:00 and 15:45. Exhibition opens at 12pm on the 6th August. Visitors are welcome to stay for as long as they wish. Under 16s go free.
  • Suitability: 0+
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: National Museum of Scotland – Supported by Baillie Gifford Investment
  • Warnings and additional info: None
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices


From design classics to cutting-edge catwalk creations, Beyond the Little Black Dress deconstructs this iconic garment and examines the radical power of the colour black in fashion. Featuring over 60 garments, the exhibition charts a century of fashion through a series of themed, immersive displays. See early 20th century pieces by Chanel, Dior and Jean Muir alongside contemporary looks by designers such as Gareth Pugh, Simone Rocha, Comme des Garçons and groundbreaking black British designers like Joe Casely-Hayford and Maximilian.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dates, Times and Prices