Fashion Museum Bath

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Fashion Museum Bath
4.5
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The Fashion Museum Bath is one of the world’s great museum collections of historical and contemporary dress.
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1-2 hours
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lucy5575
bedford28 contributions
Something different
Jun 2021
Interesting to see Assembly rooms, good audio guide, exhibits logically ordered with clear information, enjoyed the shoe exhibition. Thought there would be more exhibits, could have easily spent another hour there.
Written June 15, 2021
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Tom James
Barnet, UK17 contributions
Not bad!!!
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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bunny
Bath, UK7 contributions
Lovely to visit
Apr 2021 • Family
Been here a few times over the years and can’t wait to go back and see the new shoe exhibition which will be on soon the cafe is lovely to sit outside in the courtyard area
Written May 15, 2021
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Catherine M
Los Angeles, CA29 contributions
Superb collection
Mar 2020 • Friends
I would highly recommend visiting the Fashion Museum. For me it was the high light of my time in Bath. The exhibition changes regularly . It is well laid out with beautiful examples of item like gloves. Lots of shoes. A good over view of mostly British clothes from c19 to the present day finishing with a dress worn by a Kardashian.
There is a really good book selection mixed in with nice in expensive scarves and jewellery.
From there we walked about the Assembly Rooms which were lovely. Lot is unexpected fine detailed decoration, fine stone carving,mirrors and chandeliers. There was a tea room at the end of the Assembly Rooms but we did not try it.
Written March 12, 2020
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williamt51678
Austin, TX68 contributions
Interesting visit to Fashion Museum in Bath
Dec 2019 • Couples
My wife and I visited the Fashion Museum in Bath in December. They have a great collection of clothing and associated items that date back to the 1700s. The museum displays the private collection of a famous fashion designer. We both thought it was very interesting.
Written March 9, 2020
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TrailBlazer784821
5 contributions
Interesting small exhibition
Feb 2020
This museum is small, but good for an hour or so. The historic costumes were beautiful, and it was interesting to see costumes of the year 'in the flesh' with all the detail that is lost in photographs. I really enjoyed seeing some Chinese visitors trying on and photographing period dresses, they marched past all the exhibitions straight to the dressing up room- go with a friend and do this and you will have a great time pretending to be Mrs Bennet or Jane Austen!
Written March 7, 2020
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CrystalFromMaine
Hope, ME73 contributions
Small but very interesting
Feb 2020
This museum has a nice selection of period costumes. It was well organized. We spent a little over an hour there. I would highly recommend the tour that was included in the price of the ticket.
Written March 2, 2020
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tarn79
Lichfield, UK180 contributions
Girls loved the dressing up!
Feb 2020 • Family
Visited here after purchasing advanced tickets online. We thought our girls would like to see the different fashions throughout the years. Also they got the opportunity to dress up which they absolutely loved. I would recommend visiting here while in Bath. Again, the Audio phones are amazing and a definite benefit while walking around. Great way of finding out information and facts.
Written February 29, 2020
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SWA
2 contributions
Some good exhibits but ultimately disappointing.
Feb 2020
A frustrating visit really - there are some very good things to see, but the overall impression was one of being slightly "short-changed." I liked the earlier exhibits and learnt quite a bit, but felt that there really should have been more on the mid-late twentieth century, which was barely covered. I think that if they had done so, there could have captured the interest and enthusiasm of younger visitors.

Personally, I would also like to have seen more "low end" clothing. Fashions did change for the working classes as well but very little of this is included.

In conclusion, it just felt that with a little more effort and thought (and without much cost) they could have designed something of broader appeal.
Written February 23, 2020
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crystalcatLondon
london154 contributions
Frocks through the ages
Feb 2020
This small museum is situated in the Assembly Rooms. The collection spans a many eras of fashion with a dress of the current year. This is a pink netting poodle dress, which is on display. A good way to while away an hour. The Assembly room have a cafe for a cuppa afterwards.
Written February 22, 2020
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