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Address: 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH
Phone Number: (330) 672-3450
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm

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Midwestern fashion museum

My daughter attends Kent State as a Fashion student, and we have visited the museum a couple of times. Enjoy the exhibits, but wish there were more. Would love to see traveling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
nanette75
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter attends Kent State as a Fashion student, and we have visited the museum a couple of times. Enjoy the exhibits, but wish there were more. Would love to see traveling exhibits from clothing designers or an added exhibit added to show costumes made for the Kent State Theater productions. Would draw a bigger audience.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I first visited this museum in 2000 and was very impressed. 16 years later it's hard to believe it's the same museum. The exhibit of the evolution of fashion in the US over the past 200 years is fascinating and still the highlight but the museum now has far more than fashion on display. Well worth the visit! We had... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Time line of fashion exhibit was quite interesting as it placed clothing into the context of what was happening in the Western World. This exhibit segues, space-wise into their extensive glass collection display with indepth examples of famous Ohio glass factories and craftspeople. The second floor's open plan lets them show you how the flapper dress evolved in great depth.... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

allow about two hours to explore this wonderful museum. Costumes and clothing displays were beautiful and well presented. The descriptions were complete and the additional videos available made it a great experience.

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Thank SDDots
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This was my first visit to the museum. They only display a limited number of clothing items at one time, based on a theme; no doubt due to limited space. Currently the theme is the flapper era. The items are beautifully displayed, although I wish that they had a little more explanation for the exhibits. This was a fun afternoon.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

That is one of the most beautiful place at Kent State University. I visited this place while I was in Kent. It`s very interesting and a lot of pieces that are beautiful. I really liked this place.

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Kent, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Kent State Fashion Museum is fabulous! They own the Katharine Hepburn exhibit, which has traveled throughout the U.S. A 1920's Flappers exhibit just opened and the garments/dresses are exquisite. It's not too large so you can get through the entire museum (usually 4-6 exhibits total) in an hour or two. It's only a few bucks and so worth it!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Has some interesting pieces, particularly liked the Geoffrey Beene exhibit. Museum shop small and a bit pricey for student goods.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fantastic museum. The collections are small, but worth your time. The fashion section is fascinating with a good representation of clothing from different time periods. It is small, but what they have is interesting and well displayed. The really interesting exhibit is the Inside Out exhibit that shows the inside of clothing from the 1700 and 1800's Really fascinating. Also... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Yet another field trip for mom, that I wasn't very interested in. So glad I went!!! With over 4,000 items, the museum does a very nice job of displaying clothing through the years alongside the history of the times. From the fussiness of French pre-revolution dress, to the flapper era and the magnificent 1940's. Be sure to watch the short... More 

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