River Mersey dress

The Global City gallery is closed from 12 December 2016 as we prepare for the temporary closure of the Museum of Liverpool from 31 December 2016.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

The Museum of Liverpool will re-open in late February 2017.

child's dress styled and patterned to represent the river

Dressed for success!

Do you like to dress up in style? This fabulous outfit belonged to Astrid Caroe, the daughter of the Danish Consul in Liverpool. She dressed as the River Mersey for a fancy dress party at the Town Hall in 1912.

The Danish Consulate was one of many that supported emigrants in early 20th century Liverpool. The vibrant mix of people and trade meant the city had more foreign consulates than London.

Find out more about emigration at Merseyside Maritime Museum .

Accession number 1979.269A