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Address: Assembly Rooms | Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 477282
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Description: The Fashion Museum in Bath holds and develops a world-class collection of...
The Fashion Museum in Bath holds and develops a world-class collection of historical fashionable dress, with which it presents informative and engaging exhibitions and displays and, through the (pre-booked) Fashion Museum Study Facilities, provides opportunities for audiences to engage with the museum collection.
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Good to visit but could be improved upon with more exhibits, could have improved upon 50s, 60s, 70s fashion. Loved the Dress of the Year

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Good to visit but could be improved upon with more exhibits, could have improved upon 50s, 60s, 70s fashion. Loved the Dress of the Year

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were advised by a guide in No1 to visit this museum as they currently have a Georgian exhibition AND dressing up area where you can try on a corset, crinoline and dresses (there are also clothes for men, boys and girls). We visited just after opening on Sunday and it was pretty much empty for the first 20 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited as part of the Roman baths deal. Very interesting, good audio and a great selection of fashion through the years. My sister and I had great fun dressing up in traditional Georgian clothing. Suitable for all ages and you don't have to be particularly interested in fashion to enjoy the exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We got a combined Roman Bath and Fashion museum ticket, much to my husband's reluctance, having been persuaded that it would help explain Georgian Society. We both really enjoyed the very impressive collection of original costume dating back to very start of the Georgian times. The Audio Tour explained how and why dress changed and also tied it all in... More 

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FashionMuseum, Front Office Manager at Fashion Museum, responded to this review

How nice to hear that your visit exceeded your expectations and we hope you'll keep an eye on our website so you can find out about upcoming displays. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Not that big and not quite as expected. Loved seeing the Georgian court dresses, they were huge! No idea how women managed to wear them. Took about 45 minutes to go round.

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

this is well worth the visit . The dresses were beautiful and again as in the Roman baths the free audio guide is a must. Great information given in the audio

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FashionMuseum, Front Office Manager at Fashion Museum, responded to this review

We're so pleased that the audioguide added to the enjoyment of your visit. More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

a small, but very interesting museum in Bath. Well worth a stop when you are visiting. There was a special display of Georgian fashion which was well done, and the audio gave a lot of interesting detail. the permanent collection is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Many many interesting outfits to see. Some were an amusing trip down memory lane!! If you like fashion, you will be sure to enjoy this

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Like History but found this very boring even the audio guide couldn't help. not a place to take children. It's just mannequins of clothes behind glass. We had been to the Bath's the day before and used that ticket. Think they need to have a look at improving it I would have liked to see more men's clothing and maybe... More 

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FashionMuseum, Front Office Manager at Fashion Museum, responded to this review

We're sorry that you won't be returning to the Fashion Museum: our extensive collection contains some of the finest examples of historic fashion found anywhere, and our programme of displays aims to share them with as wide an audience as possible. More 

Calabasas, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I enjoy period fashion museums, but this one left me a bit dissatisfied. Although they had a number of great examples of dresses from various periods, I did not enjoy the more modern examples they chose to display as they were not typical of the period but much more avant-garde.

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FashionMuseum, Front Office Manager at Fashion Museum, responded to this review

Displays within the museum change regularly in order to reflect the enormous scope of the collection, so we hope you will choose to return in the future when you will find different examples from the many eras of fashion represented in the galleries. More 

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