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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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An interesting surprise

I had some time to kill in Bath and kind of stumbled upon this place, word of mouth. An unique collection of clothes from a variety of time periods. The dress up area made me the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I had some time to kill in Bath and kind of stumbled upon this place, word of mouth. An unique collection of clothes from a variety of time periods. The dress up area made me the most happy though. Not a lot of options, but still a ton of fun.

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Merced, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The museum is underground and felt a bit claustrophobic, but the clothes are beautiful, beginning in the 17th century with those WIDE mantua gowns. I preferred the Regency clothing which helped me to visualize Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer novels come to life. If dressing up in period costume and having your picture taken is your idea of fun, it... More 

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romford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

For someone who loves fashion this is great. Charting fashion from the Georgian period to modern day. We loved the area where you get to try on Victorian costume and take pictures. Interesting audio guide and great staff. Its worth knowing that you can arrange prior to your visit to view certain items in the stores. You must contact the... More 

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

We're so please that you enjoyed your recent visit. Visits to our study facilities to view specific items are very popular and so advance booking is essential. For more information contact fashion_enquiries@bathnes.gov.uk More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A very interesting place to visit, wasn't sure what to expect but turned out to be really fascinating, learned a lot about clothing and fashion through the ages, eye opening really.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

My Mum wanted to go in here to see some of the Georgian and Victorian fashions so I indulged her in this. To my surprise it was actually quite interesting and very well laid out with the displays. Dressing up in Victorian garb was the highlight of her trip and we made some lasting memories there with some other tourists... More 

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Tenino, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This little gem is great if you like fashion and/or history. The audio guide was very good in not only describing the fashion displays but also gave you an historical context. Later, as I walked around Bath, I could imagine characters like Beau Nash and Jane Austin wondering around wearing the fashion of the times.

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

What wonderful costumes our forebears wore! I could picture the balls, the music, the taking of tea and the socialising. History brought to life!

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Nottingham, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Exhibits well displayed although information cards very difficult to read in the subdued lighting so take the audio guide to help. As a man I found the museum of very limited interest but my wife seemed to like it although we both felt it was overpriced given its small size.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The museum's artfully-curated displays create context for the clothes and accessories, and the level of hand-crafted detail on fabrics and accessories is simply stunning (and makes all those 19th-century stories about seamstresses working themselves blind suddenly seem fact rather than fiction). The clothes span centuries, including up to contemporary fashion. The dress-up section was hopping with activity from patrons of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This was a fascinating museum, not too big, but with very knowledgeable staff. I loved the Georgian exhibits, especially as we were in Bath. I took a photo of every dress so I can enjoy looking at them in years to come and I bought a scarf in the nice gift shop. I walked through the Assembly Rooms afterwards which... More 

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Address: Address: Assembly Rooms | Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 477282
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath

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