Jane Austens värld sängklädsel Skoklosters slott

Jane Austen's world

1 June–1 October 2017

In summer 2017, Skokloster Castle opens the doors to the exhibition Jane Austen's world. Iconic costumes from the films of the novels Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion and Emma will be taking over the castle's guest suites. Historical and authentic environments just like those in an Austen novel.

Jane Austens värld på Skoklosters slott sommaren 2017

Beautiful scenery surrounds the film costumes worn by actors such as Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. Costumes for many people forever linked with characters such as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. In the Jane Austen's world exhibition, these characters open the doors to tales of the lifestyle, dilemmas and fashions during the early 1800s.

Magnificent costumes in a historical setting

The costumes are presented in the castle's guest suites, furnished with objects from the late 1700s and early 1800s. This is a unique opportunity to experience parts of the castle which are not normally open to the general public.

Colin Firth som mr Darcy Foto: BBC
Colin Firth as Mr Darcy. Photo: BBC

The objects on display include the fantastic bridal gown worn by Marianne Dashwood (played by Kate Winslet) in the film of Sense and Sensibility and not least the once soaked shirt worn by Mr. Darcy (played by Colin Firth) in the BBC series of Pride and Prejudice.

The historical setting of Skokloster Castle is a perfect stage for the exhibition, which presents a period coloured by magnificent clothing, narrow female spheres and strict etiquette.

Jane Austen – always current

Jane Austen is one of the world's most read authors, and her almost 200-year old novels are more popular than ever, with new editions, interpretations, dramatisations and film versions of her works being released constantly. In her novels, Austen succeeds in combining an easy style with sharp social criticism concealed beneath emotionally charged intrigue.

Jane Austen was a perceptive observer of the strict social patterns that permeated the privileged social class to which she belonged. Austen's young heroines struggle against and with the limitations of their period. For many women, marriage was the only opportunity way they could support themselves. And just like in her books, women are at the centre of Jane Austen's world.

2017 will mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and will be celebrated across England and other parts of the world.

Marriage as a guarantor of the survival of the family is a theme that also forms part of the history of Skokloster Castle. In the exhibition, you can follow the "Meanwhile at Skokloster" track, which presents a number of women at Skokloster.

Entrance: SEK 70