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Fashion Museum

Assembly Rooms | Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH, England
44-1225-477789
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Ranked #26 of 92 Attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: One of the finest collections of historic fashion in the world, this museum features more than 150 dressed, life-size figures that reflect the... more » Owner description: One of the finest collections of historic fashion in the world, this museum features more than 150 dressed, life-size figures that reflect the changing clothing styles from the late 16th century to present day. « less
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The history of fashions was a little hit and miss. THe good points is that it wasnt far from the main streets. You can try some of the clothing on to get a pic of yourself as an Ol' english family. Some of the stories that go with the clothind was good too. If you're looking at visiting then you're... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The Museum of Costume, as it's officially called, took me on a journey through time - from the 1600s through the 1990s - in what perhaps is the greatest reflection of cultures: fashion. The waves of trends and change are thoroughly reflected in times of war, renaissance, free love revolution, dance through the clothing of the era. It's an extensive... More

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I confess that my main interest in the fashion museum was seeing the Georgian Costumes, however the exhibition of the First World War was really enlightening. It showed just how much work women did for the war effort. To be honest after reading about the effort these fantastic women performed, I don't think we could have won the war without... More

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I could not believe how much was held in this museum and it was certainly worth the visit. We bought linked-save tickets at the Roman Baths without which we may have missed this little gem. Costumes on display were of magnificent quality and variety covering fashion from the Georgian era to date. There is an audio tour provided which draws... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

The highlight of this fascinating museum was the opportunity to dress up in authentic Victorian dress and have a photo in front of a mock Victorian street scene. The museum itself offers a chronological summary of dress from the 18th Century to modern times and has an audio guide to provide information about the exhibits. When we visited there was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

As a fan of Regency novels I was thrilled to actually attend the assembly rooms which was the 'marriage mart' of Regency and Victorian times. The huge chandelliers and costumed models made it easy to imagine oneself fluttering a fan at Mr. Darcy. Costumes from other periods were also on display, from WW1 to Downton Abbey. We found the best... More

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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went with my 4-year old daughter and we loved it. There was a puzzle available for my daughter, very cleverly done, she had to stick stickers with fabrics on the correct costume. This kept her occupied and made here study all the costumes. Lots of wonderful, beautiful dresses and men's wear. I would have liked the museum to be larger... More

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São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

During our stay in Bath, we were happy when we discovered the Saver Ticket which included a visit to the Roman Baths and the Fashion Museum (along with the Assembly Rooms) for 17 pounds. The Fashion Museum was situated in the Assembly Rooms in the part that was known in 1771 as the New Rooms, built by the notable citizen... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Currently a WWI theme as well as the usual costumes. We loved the costumes from Downton Abbey. Save money by buying a double ticket with the Roman baths. Also if you buy a Sightseeing Bus tickets then buy the others tickets after you get an additional 10% - well worth it

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Sheffield, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

we went here and bought our ticket for the roman baths too got a £4 reduction in the price, the museum was ok, looking at the clothes through the years, you can actually try some of the dresses on which I did and they were very heavy, but fun to do, not fantastic but still worth a walk round.

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