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The Museum at FIT

Address: Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York City, NY 10001 (Chelsea)
Phone Number: 212-217-4558
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Ranked #183 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I saw 2 free exhibitions. The ballet one was of ballet costumes done by famous coutouriers, absolutely amazing. The other was lingerie through the ages, some really beautiful pieces.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Welcoming space and security; clean restroom, lots of lobby seating. Informative exhibit. Videos beforehand are worthwhile. Costumes are easily viewed, excellent descriptions. Adds a thoughtful dimension before seeing a show. And, it is free of charge.

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Great Neck, New York, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a kid in the candy store kind of experience for designers, seamstresses and history of fashion aficionados. We saw a great exhibit in March on how groundbreaking designers in the 1920's and '30's substituted clever construction for boning and corsetry. This was illustrated by dozens of magnificent original examples, all in pristine condition. A second room also displayed... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is an amazing museum with two exhibit spaces. The exhibits currently on are 'Exposed: A History of Lingerie' (ends November 15 2014) and 'Dance and Fashion' (ends January 3 2015). Each exhibit changes about every 4-5 months although there are some exceptions such as the exhibit of Lauren Bacall's clothes which will only be on for a month next... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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161 reviews 161 reviews
47 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The current exhibit is smaller than most at the museum--it is just in the upstairs gallery and not the basement, but it still contains some interesting pieces. it is hard not to want to skip ahead, but go in chronological order--it makes a great deal more sense.

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Rochester, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Unless you are deeply into women's lingerie, this exhibit may not be for you. However, I enjoyed the historical perspective as this small but interesting exhibit traces the development from the mid-19th century to the present. I am not sure if there is a permanent exhibit to this museum, but this was the only thing open when I visited. Considering... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Small quaint museum at the school. Nice displays. We went during the summer so not a lot to explore but it was free and quite nice

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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My impression before I visited was this was like a normal museum - there would be the regular collection always on display plus maybe a special collection or two. Turns out it's really just special collections, and when I recently visited, there was just one special collection, focusing on lingerie. The collection itself was great - I loved seeing how... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We didn't have the highest hopes for this museum, kind of believing the concept that you get what you pay for. But two teen girls saw an ad for the leather jacket exhibit and it got added to the list. It was surprisingly good and interesting. Three exhibits were running while we were there with an extensive exhibit on fashion... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

When I visited the two exhibitions were 'Trend-ology' and 'A Queer History of Fashion'. Both of these exhibits were well curated and informative, especially considering that the museum is free. On the downside, I noticed some security staff being very abrupt to other guests. The guests were only doing minor things and the security staff could have been politer as... More 

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