Home to one of the world’s leading collections of historic and fashionable dress, this is a venue to visit for every fashion lover. You’ll see everything from sumptuous Georgian gowns to spectacular outfits by some of today’s top designers.
The museum is housed in the Assembly Rooms, Bath’s most magnificent Georgian building, where guests used to gather to dance, drink tea, play cards and listen to music. Entry to the Assembly Rooms is included in the Fashion Museum ticket.
The Fashion Museum was founded as The Museum of Costume in 1963 by Bath City Council when designer, collector and historian Doris Langley Moore gave her private collection of fashionable clothes to the City of Bath. Today, the outstanding collection includes more than 30,000 objects dating from the late 16th century to the present day. Changing displays chronicle the story of fashionable dress over the past 400 years and feature more than 120 dressed figures.
In the dressing-up room, both children and grown ups can try on coats, hats, corsets, dresses and bonnets and have their photo taken against a Victorian street scene backdrop.
The museum hosts an exciting series of fashion-themed events for all ages, including workshops, talks and tours. Please check the Fashion Museum website for the latest listings.
There is an extensive fashion bookshop and a gift shop selling a wide range of gifts and fashion accessories. The Assembly Rooms Café serves coffees, light lunches and cakes in historic surroundings, and the adjoining garden becomes a lovely suntrap on warm days.
• Disabled access
Open every day from 10.30am, except 25 and 26 December.
January – February 10.30 – 16.00
March – October 10.30 – 17.00
November – December 10.30 – 16.00
Exit 1 hour after these times
The Assembly Rooms are open to view when not in use for booked functions.
Adult £8.25, senior citizens and full-time students £7.25, child £6.25, family £24.00
Photo Credits: © The Fashion Museum/Bath & North East Somerset Council
For further information please visit: http://www.fashionmuseum.co.uk