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“Gorgeous Museum, well worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
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Fashion Museum
Assembly Rooms | Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH, England
44-1225-477789
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Ranked #27 of 91 Attractions in Bath
Type: Specialty Museums
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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.
London
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“Gorgeous Museum, well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Greeted by friendly staff and given a free Audio Guide.

The museum is laid out beautifully and has great commentary on the guides, and more info on the walls if you wanted them.

The museum is a lot larger than you think - allow 1.5 -2 hours for a proper look around.

There are many different sections of the museum and the commentary is fantastic, easy to understand and informative.

It may be a little more expensive at £7, but well worth it.

The dress of the year exhibition is amazing to look at!

It is also quite child friendly. I saw a couple of kids doing a trail type thing, and there is also a great dress up area. The kids are able to look at how fashion has changed over the years and how ridiculous some of the clothes that people used to wear were!

I also attended a free, 20 minute tour. Great guide, knew her stuff - not only about the things she chose to talk to us about, but answered other questions about fashion with confidence and knowledge.

Visited October 2013
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“Worth it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Giving a good overview of the past fashion, with a focus on British dress. Loved the 50-years-anniversary special as well as the look behind the look area. Definitely a MUST for fashion lovers, students and designers!

Visited October 2013
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“Lovely!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Excellent place to come in out of the rain and enjoy the beautiful exhibits! We especially enjoyed the dress up area.

Visited October 2013
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“We'll worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Do put this on you "To Do" list. To view fashions and textiles up close was an education. The special exhibition of designs and designers had been well thought out...if only us mere mortals were that thin! Set in the Assembly Rooms it gave us an insight to the Regency period. With their light muslin dresses, how elegant the young women must have looked. From then on, through the Victorian fashions up to modern times! it was enthralling. A great museum.

Visited October 2013
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“Lovely - so much packed into it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This was an unexpected find for us when we went to see the assembly rooms. So much is gathered here to see and with dress up opportunities for adults and kids. It was definitely a hit as we traveled through time from hundreds of years ago till almost present day fashions!
The special Laura Ashley exhibit was very nice as well.

Visited August 2013
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