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“Great Collection”
Review of Fashion Museum

Fashion Museum
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City Sightseeing Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #11 of 156 things to do in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Great Collection”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

This was my second visit to the Fashion Museum in Bath and both times I have been wowed by the collection. There is always a special exhibition going on which is worth seeing and the permanent collection is just wonderful too.
When entering the Museum you are offered a free audio guide, which I have to say I wasn't very impressed with and didn't really end up using much. About half way though the tour there is a chance to dress up in vintage clothing which is a lot of fun, but you do have to wait try stuff on, especially on a Saturd
All in all the Fashion Museum is a great place to visit whether you are in to fashion or not and the museum shop is full of some wonderful books and tips to start making your own fashion pieces.

Visited February 2013
Thank r_dunmall
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“check what's open before buying ticket”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We didn't go in the first time we went to the museum because the Assembly Rooms were closed for a function. The web site is no help, it just advises visitors to ring before visiting to check what's open. The second time we went, the sandwich board outside had 'open' next to everything so bought our tickets - only then were we told that the ballroom could not be visited because it was being set up for a function, but we would be able to look at the chandeliers. Peeping at a chandelier through a door someone had left open we were hustled away so even a peep wasn't possible. If you want to see everything, don't rely on the sign outside and check before buying your ticket (especially if you live on the other side of the world and won't have the opportunity to call again another day or year). Apart from that, a wonderful visit. With outfits from 1660 to 2013 there's something for everyone.

Visited February 2013
Thank profecto
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“The study table was a treat!”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

I came specifically to book a study table, a great extra service the museum offers. I had 3 2-hour sessions studying Regency-era dress and I was not disappointed.

Visited February 2013
Thank Ann W
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port moody, British Columbia, Canada
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“You do not need to be a fashionista to appreciate”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Clothes tell you a lot about people, whether you are a fashionista or not this was an educational walk through the closets of the past. With a free audio guide explaining the history of garments and shorts about the lifestyles of those who wore them, this museum was very interesting.

We even dressed up in Victorian dress in the interactive portion of the museum. Extremely fun!!

Visited February 2013
Thank Laura F
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Very interesting - suprisingly so !”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

I am not that into fashion but we had a very enjoyabke morning visit here - lots to see and do and I must admit I was fascinated y the exhibitions. Well worth a walk up to the top of town

Visited February 2013
Thank bathpair
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