Fashion Museum, Bath

Fashion Museum, Bath (must see)

The Fashion Museum is located inside Bath’s historic Assembly Rooms, a ten minute walk north of Bath city centre. The museum houses historical fashion collections from the 18th century until the present day. Early exhibits include Victorian men’s waistcoats and elaborately embroidered silk gowns. The museum is known for its impressive collection of works by 20th century fashion designers, including Vivienne Westwood and Norman Hartnell. The museum also houses regular additional exhibitions, with recent collections ranging from 17th century fashion accessories to cutting edge contemporary trends. In addition, the Fashion Museum offers educational fashion workshops for kids, and study facilities for fashion students.

The museum awards a Dress of the Year prize each calendar year with the designs by the winner on display at the museum throughout the year. The Assembly Rooms building also has an affordable café, serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and pastries. The building is fully adapted for wheelchair users, and also offers audio guides to all collections in seven different languages.

Operation hours: January - February: 10:30 - 16:00; March - October: 10:30 - 17:00; November - December 10:30 - 16:00

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Sight Name: Fashion Museum
Sight Location: Bath, England (See walking tours in Bath)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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