Essentially the Victoria carriage was designed for shopping trips, Sunday
outings and visiting by ladies of the family. It was designed to allow the
clothes to be seen and for ease in entering and leaving. A victoria cost
about £100 but it demanded a pair of matched horses and a high class
coachman and footman in livery on the box, making it very expensive to run.
|Acquired by the Museum:||1996 (on loan)|
|Current State:||Fully restored|
This example was built by Offord & Sons of London. It has rubber tyres, a
foldaway child's seat and many small details denoting its superior quality
such as the well carved finials to its running gear.
This exhibit is on loan from Ipswich Borough Museums.