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There are over 6,500 items in the Horniman's textile collections, from many different countries and cultures. They show the enormous variety of textile traditions across the world, and employ a wide range of manufacturing techniques and designs.

Our textile collections are stored at our external storage facility the Study Collections Centre. Because textiles are light sensitive and need special handling they cannot be displayed in the Museum galleries for longer than a year at a time.

Follow the links on the right to see exhibitions using our textile collection.