The Fashion Museum, Bath

The 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 also awards a Dress of the Year prize each calendar year, and the 2011 winner, designed by Vivienne Westwood, can be seen 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. Entry prices to the Assembly Rooms include entry to the Fashion Museum, and costs £7.25 for adults, with a range of concessions available for senior citizens and children under 18.

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: The Fashion Museum
Sight Location: Bath, England
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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