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The Fashion Museum (known before 2007 as the Museum of Costume) is housed in the Assembly Rooms in Bath, Somerset, England.
|Monday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
Didn't think we'd love this as much as we did. The exhibits are interesting and really well laid out and presented. Not too many but a varied enough selection. The free audio guide was also interersting
Wonderfully well preserved clothing from the upper classes, no peasant garb here. Fascinating audio tour describing the extravagant men's, but mostly women's changing fashions over several centuries. Beautiful - until you get to the 1960's.
For anyone interested in fashion or studying fashion design, this is a must visit. Up there with the V&A in London, with impressive displays of how fashion has changed through the centuries. Collections include Royal family and well know celebrities. Check the web site as collections change.
My wife really liked the museum as she is into fashion. Lots of old dresses in glass cases. There is an audio guide with more information on many of the dresses, but far too much to listen to all of them or you would need the whole day here. There is a fun dress up area with a few dresses. If you intend to come then get the combined ticket that also includes the baths. This is not a place to bring children.
Absolutely fantastic place. As much educational as entertaining. I took my mum there when she was visiting me in England and she has spent over two hours there. I had to run out and quickly re-park my car, she had so much fun. Especially the Royal Women exhibition! All thanks to a really detailed and professional audio guide system in Polish. I'm sure other languages and a variety of them are just as good. Many thanks!
Interesting! Lots of historic outfits on display aswell as the more recent clothing that has ended up in fashion shows etc. You can also dress up in vintage clothing aswell hats, corsets etc.. was funny. enjoyed it.
The clothing in the museum is really so wonderful! In addition to visiting the exhibits, we also had an appointment in their study center and were able to examine about a dozen different items that are currently not on display for costume research purposes. All in all, it was a wonderful experience, and we'll return if we get the chance.
The twilight talks are so interesting after the museum closes. Can't wait for the next one.
Current exhibitions are fantastic. The Royal Women costumes are beautiful and I loved the accompanying video.100 Fashion Treasures also excellent. I think it will be a busy summer there!
A very well curated and we'll presented museum. We went in during an exhibition titled " fashion history in 100 objects" starting from mid 1600s to date. It was spot on; every piece had its place in the story. The building is lovely too, and very clean! A fun couple of hours for sure
Free tickets for students! Not that big a museum really. It's a short tour with an electronic guide that can be set to multiple different languages if you ask. The focus of the museum is historic British fashion with a slight nod to modern fashion right at the end. The electronic, telephone-like guides are pretty good, nice and clear with a few images on them. They also have a headphone jack so you can use your own if you want to. Didn't see the cafe at all as we were in a rush but students get 15% off.
Worth to visit! Good option is to combine tickets to Roman baths and fashion museum (Bath museum is also included but it's free of charge anyway if you are not interested in temporary exhibitions)
Interesting and we'll explained exhibits, arranged in chronological order. A highlight was the opportunity to dress up which many visitors seemed to enjoy immensely.
Great 100 objects exhbition, and really informative guide/labels, connecting the outfit with wider historical trends. Also enjoyed the lace exhibition, which could have been niche but was a really interesting collection. Dress-up room fun for adults just as much as children (lots of adult size costumes!) Few slightly odd omissions (No punk and far more designer clothes in modern range). Might have been nice to have a guide or two around as well, but would still definitely recommend. Got in free as ArtPass members.
It was a very informative and interesting tour I highly enjoyed the royal women exhibit and the younger children enjoyed dressing up. Coming here is a must if you visit Bath.
This was really enjoyable and informative. My kids, wife and mother-in-law really enjoyed the dressing up props. I also found the staff to be insightful and very helpful as my mother-in-law was on crutches and finding it difficult to use stairs, they were very happy to help her.