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Cut! Costume and the Cinema

13 April - 21 July 2019

Admission fee applies

Waikato Museum is the exclusive New Zealand venue for Cut! Costume and the Cinema, a dazzling exhibition showcasing five centuries of fashion and style as worn by some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Toured by Exhibits Development Group out of Minnesota, USA, Cut! Costume and the Cinema features 43 costumes from 25 films starring the likes of Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr and Daniel Craig. Visitors will be up close and personal with Captain Jack Sparrow’s pirate outfit, gowns from Phantom of the Opera, Sherlock Holmes’ bohemian suit, Jane Eyre’s wedding dress as well as a feast of royal attire. Hamilton will be the only city outside of North America to host this celebration of big-screen glamour and period dress.

Presented by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop, Ltd., London, England

Education programmes are available for this exhibition.

Group Tours are available for this exhibition - please contact our Education Manager via email or phone 07 8386830.

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Adult - $16
Child (3 to 14 years) - $9
Child 0-2 years - Free
Concession* - $13
Family (one adult and two children) - $30

*Concession applies to students, Friends of Waikato Museum, senior citizens and Community Services Card holders. ID required.


Image: Johnny Depp (as Jack Sparrow), Orlando Bloom (as Will Turner) in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). Image courtesy of Photofest


Duchess Front view

The Duchess of Devonshire costume, designed by Michael O’Connor.


Pirates Depp front view

Captain Jack Sparrow costume, designed by Penny Rose.


Phantom Rossum back view

The Phantom of the Opera costume, designed by Alexandra Byrne.


New World Farrell front view

The New World (2006), Captain John Smith costume, designed by Jacqueline West.