A BLACK gown worn by Queen Victoria, clothes and period textiles are going on show in Bangor.

The Storiel museum display is set to compliment the city’s upcoming Four Nations History Festival.

Bangor University is holding the festival - the first of its kind in Bangor - at Pontio, from Friday, October 25 - Saturday, October 26.

It features top historians David Starkey, Lucy Worsley and David Olusoga as guest speakers.

Through stories of individuals, events and corporations the programme, it aims to reveal the inter-connectivity of Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England.

The title of Lucy Worsley ‘s talk is Queen Victoria – Daughter, Wife, Mother and Widow.

The ‘Victoria in Storiel ‘show opens today at 4pm (Thursday, October 17) and will be on for around six months.

The black mourning dress was worn by Queen Victoria in the late 19th century.

Other items include her chemise; a large type of vest, hat, a baby’s dress from the 1820s and muslin cuffs.

There is also a doll dressed in Victorian mourning clothes and a display featuring a wedding dress from the period, jewellery, shoes and paisley shawls.

Emma Hobbins of the museum said: “It is a fascinating display and compliments the talk being given by Lucy Worsley about Victoria.

“We are hoping that Lucy will pop by the museum to have a look at the dress, and have a chat about Victoria and the exhibition.

“The dress has a very large 44 inch waist, but also shows just how small Victoria was in height. “

Cllr Edgar Owen, Gwynedd Council Chair, is set to open the Storiel exhibition.

The Four Nations History Festival also involves Bangor’s Storiel museum, Bangor Cathedral and others.

To see the full programme of the Bangor University Four Nations History Festival visit www.fournations.bangor.ac.uk

To attend register by email: fournations@bangor.ac.uk or Pontio Box Office on 01248 382828.