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Fashion Museum

Assembly Rooms | Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH, England
44-1225-477789
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Ranked #26 of 91 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely museum with a fab current exhibition on WW1. The permanent exhibition is very good, with clothes from through the ages. My only issue was the dress described as dress of the year 2013. It was hideous.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We bought the combined ticket to the Roman Baths and Fashion Museum. We were impressed that the clothing was in such good condition and displayed well. We aren't fashionistas, but appreciated the historical information.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

With its great location under the Assembly Rooms, near the Circus in Bath, the Fashion Museum is the perfect destination for anyone interested in fashion or history more generally. Its rich collection rivals the V&A in the quality of the clothes displayed, and at the moment there is an excellent exhibition on the Georgians to enjoy. I'm a fashion junkie... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Worth a visit if you are in the clothing or fashion industry or a truly committed fashionista because they have a display of men’s and women’s clothing stretching between the 1700’s and the seventies. The period gowns and gentlemen’s evening or formal attire are no doubt very beautiful if one could see them in a properly lit area. It would... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Fashion Museum is a varied exhibition, featuring 50 of the fashion museums ‘greatest hits’ with dresses spanning across the ages, from one of the oldest dresses in any UK museum (a 1660 piece affectionately known as the ‘Silver Tissue Dress’) to a fresh-off-the-catwalk 2012 Louis Vuitton piece. The entry fee was only £2 and I went with my family. There... More

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Bertram, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Was expecting more to see. Beautiful displays, but not many. There is an area where you can try on period clothing and this is really fun, but needs to be bigger with more costumes available in order to accommodate all the visitors. Visited with my husband and 5 year old son and they both were bored with it.

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I bought a value ticket that included the Roman Baths and the Fashion Museum. I wasn't sure what to expect but the Fashion Museum was very interesting. Like so many other attractions, the audio guide really enhances the experience. Seeing the way in which fashions changed since about the 1600's to present day was pretty educational. I'm amazed by how... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a girl's side trip and even my 6 yr old enjoyed it. The historical garments were beautiful, and in wonderful condition. It was fun to see in person what you usually just hear about in books or see in drawings.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Considering the historical value of some of the clothes there they were woefully under highlighted. As a result a lot of people were walking past very important historical pieces without realising who wore them!!!! There was a lovely display of Georgian dress - several court Mantua which were exquisite but again not enough historical documentation to explain why they were... More

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a difference a knowledgeable guide can make to a visit (free in this case). The costumes were fantastic but the information provided regarding their history was what made the visit 5 star. Only disappointed the guide only has a short time available - could have listened to her for hours.

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