Usually hidden from view, the inside of a bag – and its contents – can offer an intriguing glimpse into its function and even tell us something about the wearer. Take a look at some of the bags in our collections and examine the objects that some of them conceal within the many compartments, pouches and pockets.
What's in the bag?
Produced as part of Bags: Inside Out
Background image: Horse chestnut bag and conker purse (open), by Emily Jo Gibbs, 1996, UK. Museum no. T.531:1, 2-1996. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London