Fashion Museum Bath
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Fashion Museum Bath

Fashion Museum Bath
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The Fashion Museum Bath left the Assembly Rooms on 30 October 2022. It is in the process of moving to temporary accommodation until a new location in the centre of the city, and purpose-built Fashion Collection Archive are finished.
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Vincetheboy
Lancs18 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We really enjoyed the museum, it was very good value for money, not too expensive and included an audio guide which was helpful and the information was nice and concise. The only thing we would say is the lighting is very low so it’s hard to take pictures, it would’ve been nice if there were postcards/prints or posters of the event to purchase at the end. It was a fab exhibition though!
Written July 29, 2021
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Sawyer
Hereford, UK95 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Exhibits UK (English mostly I think) fashion from the 1600s to the present day. Mostly costumes worn by the wealthy, upper or middle classes. We turned up without booking and it didn’t seem busy even though it was late August.

You can use a free audio guide but the little information boards at the bottom of each showcase provide good explanations without overwhelming you. At the end, I bought a guidebook for only £3 (2022) that reproduced some of that information, illustrated by a good selection of the garments, so that was a good value souvenir.

I was with a child in their early teens with a shorter attention span than mine so we were only there for 45 minutes but I reckon I could have spent another half hour there.
Written August 26, 2022
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I W
Barrow Upon Soar, UK229 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This museum is in the same building as the Assembly rooms. The exhibit shows dresses and suits from 1700 to the present day, although there are more dresses than suits. There's also a display of shoes through the ages, and a room where you can try on some period clothes. It was very interesting and I would recommend buying tickets in advance. It took us 2 hrs to go round the exhibit, but it's a self guided tour with a very good audio guide, so you can take as long as you want.
Written April 16, 2022
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Tom James
Barnet, UK17 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
It was nice, not your everyday normal museum, firstly we were glad we got audio guides included in the £9.50 entry price, our slot was between 13:15-13:30 we got there 5 minutes or so early and they let us in.

They let you look around the Assembly halls which were absolutely enormous compared to normal ones nowadays, the chandeliers were mesmerising.
The museum itself was down stairs, it was unbelievable to see how far we’ve done in the world of fashion over the years! We were in for just over an hour I think it was!

I’m not sure it’s a place you’d go back to every time you visit bath unless you give it a few years. The only downside I’d have would be that it wasn’t greatly air conditioned, there was some but it was quite hot and stuffy down there especially with face-masks on!

I’d say it was definitely worth the £9.50 each, staff we’re all welcoming and kind throughout
Written June 12, 2021
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Jacqueline B
Bedford, UK336 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We visited early October, we walked there from where we were staying took about 15mins mostly uphill.

Well worth the walk, I had pre booked our tickets and we went straight in, collected our audio guide and spent a couple of hours wandering around this fascinating museum.

Lots to see, listen to and read I personally loved all the shoes
Written October 11, 2021
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Ben White
Northampton, UK1,586 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The museum is situated near the circus and the top of Gay Street. It’s quite a walk up hill, so we’re comfy shoes!
We were greeted by a friendly and helpful young lady. I didn’t realise masks were compulsory so we didn’t bring them but they had free ones available.
We were offered free audio sticks, which was a nice touch so we could hear more information about the clothing.
The museum is clean but the main exhibition is downstairs. It’s well presented and has clothing dated back to the 1700’s. Shoephoria was my personal favourite - every kind of shoe you can imagine!
They went up to modern day with their clothing, it’s a shame there was such a small part but I suppose it will gradually grow over time. Overall, you could easily spend an hour hear and it’s well worth the £9.50.
Written October 17, 2021
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Jazz S
Exeter, UK29 contributions
Jul 2021
A last-minute choice and one I did not regret. I'm not hugely into fashion but was left very much intrigued by how fashion has changed over the years.

The museum is sensibly ordered from the 1600s through to now. There is an audio guide that provides some further information, a bit of trivia too every now and then. Quite fascinating.

There was also, when I visited, an exhibition on shoes and how the styles have changed for different types of wear; again, pretty interesting!

You can easily spend a while here and I chose to.
Written July 10, 2021
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teabus
West Sussex, UK3,122 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
So sorry this museum is moving! I’ve been coming here for years. Firstly with friends and then with my daughter who is now an adult. She came with me today and we had a lovely time. We always enjoy having fun dressing up in the adult sized costumes!
Apparently the National Trust want the building back (for some sort of themed experience). I presume this will mean that the museum will be moved to a less desirable location and that all the artefacts won’t be available to be viewed for quite a while.
The cafe has already closed which is such a shame!
Written September 4, 2022
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irina j
London, UK1,851 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
What a great place! It’s in Assembly rooms and they are worth a visit too. The collection is set up around 100 masterpieces through the ages. The first piece is a man’s shirt from about 1600. It’s amazing to see how well these pieces are preserved!
The guide was very interesting and informative too. There are plenty of places to sit down so you can take your time.
There is also a room where you could try yourself different dresses and head pieces ! That was so much fun!
Written September 23, 2022
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Emma W
5 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Spent almost 2 hours viewing the assembly rooms and exhibits. Although very interesting this museum focussed a lot on the fashion in the Georgian era and not so much the last two centuries. I would have preferred some exhibits on the more recent decades as this wasn’t documented so much in the museum. The shoe exhibit was great though. Lighting throughout is very dark to preserve things and articles were in small font so bring your glasses if you wear them!
Written June 1, 2022
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