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Fashion Museum

Assembly Rooms | Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH, England
44-1225-477789
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Ranked #21 of 87 attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We didn't expect much but were quite surprised by this museum. It shows a range of period clothes, dresses, we did a tour but used audio guides in addition. The tour was only for the Georgian dresses (First big room). After that there is a whole room for trying on costumes, for all, adults and children. Lovely! Then there is... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The exhibition of Georgian dress is wonderful if the history of costume is your sort of thing. The free audio guide is worth taking, but you need to read all the captions too as there is so much historical information. It took us an hour and a half to get round. There is a dressing up area that people were... More

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kent
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The current exhibition of Georgian clothes is absolutely stunning, they are in such good condition. Our visit coincided with one of the free guided tours of this part of the collection so we tagged along and then had a look at everything again in our own time. The rest of the museum was very enjoyable, there is lots to see.... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

the museum is quite small - one of those pocket museums! but the clothes presented well. the highlight tho is the opportunity to dress up in crinolines!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Convenient location, helpful staff, interesting exhibitions. Lovely architecture and assembly rooms were impressive.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a constantly changing museum, the displays are continually varied so that while some of the oldest costumes are continually on display, the later ones offer an ever changing variety. This museum can be visited many times.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I'm glad I purchased the combined ticket for the Roman Baths and the Fashion museum because the ticket for the latter is not worth it. They have an amazing collection and the location is beautiful in itself, but the exhibition looks just too limited. I think they initially thought of displaying a lot of clothes and also explain the history... More

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Maidehead UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The Fashion Museum may not be the first choice of places for men to visit in Bath, but if they don't they are missing a treat. the current main exhibition is entitled Georgians: Dresses for Polite Society and this is absolutely fascinating, just to see how fashions have changed. The other main exhibition featured the work of Belville Sassoon (No,... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I have loved this museum since I was a little girl. I used to visit most weekends! The displays are fascinating and change frequently, there is an opportunity to dress up (not just for children, for adults too), and the staff are excellent. I can't recommend this place enough.

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Los Angeles, California
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Nicely displayed collection with both visual and audio guides. I particularly enjoyed the fashion citations from various literary sources; it brought the collection to life. My husband opted to visit a pub while I visited the museum and this was a good choice for both of us. If you adore looking at sprigged muslin and have always wondered why muslin... More

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