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Fashion Museum

Assembly Rooms | Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH, England
44-1225-477789
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Ranked #21 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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Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were in Bath in September 2014 and after visiting the Roman Baths, stopped at the Fashion Museum. If you are a fashion history buff, this is not to be missed! The museum is not large, but every garment and display is perfect and gorgeous. They also have special displays throughout the year and when we were there, it was... More

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Spent the day in Bath and went to,this museum with wife. The audio guide was very informative and interesting. There was a special exhibit on the dress of the Georgian period which had both men's and women's clothes from the 1700's onward. There was also an interesting collection of very old gloves The collection is very large and you can... More

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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I loved this - it was nice to see the the fashion through the ages- i particularly enjoyed their exhibition on what women wore during the war and the costumes from Downton Abbey. Well worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

A return visit, because I love looking at the beautiful dresses and materials used in bygone ages. Very much enjoyed the current Georgian exhibition, and also the Behind the Scenes exhibition - interesting to see how the fashions changed over the course of a century or so. All well presented - we didn't use the audio guide, but there was... More

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Stone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is a really good museum and is well worth a visit. It goes from 18th century to the present day and tells the story of the evolution of fashion in a very clear and interesting way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The main displays of Georgian dress are worth viewing by themselves and the other exhibitions take you through to modern times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Loved everything about this museum. Present exhibition is that of Georgian clothes, but I also liked the display of the changing fashions throughout the 19th century. The audio tour is very good, not too long on each item. Very good value for money and easy to walk to. Will revisit.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had read some recomm of this museum, but it's still exceeded expectations. Unadvertised was a Downton costume exhibit, complete with photos of cast wearing each outfit. You could walk around to see details in back/hem that are usually not easily seen on TV. Its own collections are simply breathtaking in quality & variety, and SO WELL preserved from hundreds... More

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The permanent collection is beautiful, and the present exhibition of the changing clothes of the first world war is not only important as a display, but also for its explaining the change in the lives of women. This is social history at its best.

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We always enjoy the special exhibits. This time it was cloths from the First World War, including costumes from Downton Abbey and last time we were here it was costumes from Jane Austin films with comments from the people who wore them. The main focus at the moment was Georgian attire. Looking at the retrospective of clothes from 1940's to... More

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