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I Love My Liberty Bodice exhibition

September 28, 2019 - March 14, 2020

Artwork of a girl playing to advertise the Liberty Bodice

‘I Love My Liberty Bodice’ celebrates the undergarment that was loved or loathed by generations of children. The fleecy bodice, with its cotton tapes and rubber buttons, has become a thing of nostalgia for many thousands of people who grew up with it as part of their childhood.

The Liberty Bodice was launched in 1908. It was followed by the ‘Libertyland’ marketing campaign, a land where sweets grew on trees and children played alongside fairy tale characters and woodland animals.

The exhibition tells the story of R. & W.H. Symington & Co. Ltd, the Leicestershire corsetry manufacturer, who developed the new undergarment for children and looks at the way childhood changed at the beginning of the 20th century.


September 28, 2019
March 14
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Harborough Museum
0116 305 3627


Harborough Museum
The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street
Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7LT United Kingdom
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0116 305 3627

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Sunday - Monday: Closed

Free entry

Contact details

Tel: 0116 305 3627

Address: The Symington Building, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7LT

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