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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful collection of stunning, historical clothing. Some things made you gasp, the work that had gone into some pieces. Very interesting and they had a very fun part half way through where you could try on victorian clothing from dresses to suits to hats! The only problem i had was that it wasnt long enough, I wanted to... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed a short visit to this museum in Bath. The star attraction for me that day was a display of costumes worn by "Downton Abbey" actors, and it did not disappoint! I also enjoyed their permanent exhibits. You take a walk through fashion history from about the 17th century (don't quote me on the date) to present day fashion.... More

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portland oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The range of wardrobe is impressive even if you care nothing for fashion. The condition of the clothes was excellent. I wish there were more things to see

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Good variety of fashion history to see. The highlight for us was being able to try the corset and dresses on! Very humorous trying to squeeze into the corsets like Victorians used to, once in the dresses there is a historic scene to stand I front to have your picture taken.

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Its one of the few places that gives the adults chance to dress up and try the costumes rather than just letting the kids have all the fun. Plus it has a nice selection of clothing for someone interested in fashion history to view.

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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

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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