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Guided tour: Millais and the Ruskins: A Very Victorian Scandal

Guided tour: Millais and the Ruskins: A Very Victorian Scandal

Location: Birmingham Museum

7th September 2014 - 7th September 2014

2.30pm Tickets 3.00 - available on the day from the Vestibule reception desk, adjacent to the Round Room

Led by tour guide, James McCormick, this tour tells the intriguing story of the triangular relationship between John Ruskin, his protégée Millais and their bride Effie.

Ruskin, a respected academic and art critic chose the charming Effie as his wife, however his bazaar behaviour towards her soon had eyebrows raised and tongues wagging in Victorian society. Effie’s, a woman before her time, bravely moved to have the marriage annulled, placing her close relationship with Millais, the darling of London’s art scene and a close friend of Ruskin’s, under very close scrutiny. 
The resulting events created a scandal that kept society gossips busy, filled the newspapers and ultimately ruined reputations.

Tickets are £3.00 per person and are available on the day from the vestibule reception desk (adjacent to the Round Room).  Meet your tour guide in the Round Room to begin your tour.  Guided tours last approximately 45 minutes, but some may be longer - please feel free to discuss this with your guide on the day.