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Fashion Museum

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Address: Bennett Street | Assembly Rooms, Bath BA1 2QH, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 477789
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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Fashion Museum Bath holds and develops a world-class collection of...

The Fashion Museum 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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going through history, one skirt at a time

Very nice museum if you are interested in clothes through the ages. Personally I found the earlier stuff much more fascinating than the modern things but there is something for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
annelien v
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An outstanding example of costumes through the ages. It may reflect the aristocracy but the workmanship is exquisite. The hands on experience of trying on dresses, wigs and hats is a great experience bringing the whole thing to life.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The content of this attraction was good but sadly disappointing at the later eras near the end Sorry

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Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited here about 10 years ago and it was excellent then. This time the exhibition had changed to 100 top exhibits. The clothes, from the 17th - 21st centuries, were very well presented and there was plenty of information both printed and audio. The presented timeline flowed nicely through the various exhibition rooms giving the viewer ample time to... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing that so many items have survived so long. Wonderful to see them all. Make this place part of your Bath experience.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took refuge for a couple of rainy, delightful hours in this museum, exploring its outstanding collection of period costumes. It is surprisingly extensive, and the clothing--both men's and women's--is beautifully displayed. The audio guide was very interesting and helpful.

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not into fashion but this exhibition was fascinating. The detail given and explanation of changes over time was good.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you can not help be in awe of fashion designers in the 1600 beautiful fabrics with intricate detail all hand done, plus a dress up change at the end of visit an amazing must see place to be.

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Bradford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found in the basement of the Assembly Rooms the items on display are in chronological order and information on the exhibits is provided by both audio guide and in writing. To protect the exhibits some 500 years old the lighting is low but this does not prevent you from seeing the fantastic handiwork and materials that went into the clothing.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice museum if you are interested in clothes through the ages. Personally I found the earlier stuff much more fascinating than the modern things but there is something for everyone. And half way through you can dress up in period styled clothes. Great fun.

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

So pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit. do keep an eye on our website for news of upcoming exhibitions and events at the Fashion Museum. More 

Palm Coast, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the reasons we went to Bath was to see this museum. A selection of clothing, men's, women's and children's are on display, with more attention on the time period that was the height of the Spa visiting fashion. Very well preserved, nicely presented and fascinating to see. Well worth the time spent.

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