Room 125b: Birth, Marriage & Death

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Objects relating to birth, marriage and death in Victorian Britain are on display in this room. Rigid social conventions governed the public and private life for all but the poorest people. Most families marked birth, marriage and death with religious ceremonies. Special outfits and gifts for these occasions reflected the social status of the participants. Also in this room are displays on eating and drinking and the ever expanding wardrobe of the fashionable Victorian.

Room 125b is on Level 4 of the V&A South Kensington.

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