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Fashion Museum Bath, Bath

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The Fashion Museum Bath boasts one of the world's best collections of historic fashion, with over 80,000 objects of original fashionable dress. Wander through the historic Georgian Assembly Rooms as the museum audio-guide (available in many languages) elaborates on the development of fashions for men, women, and children from the 16th century to the present day. Try on Victorian costumes to see how the era suits you. Enjoy a cup of tea or a snack at the Assembly Rooms Cafe, while taking in the grandeur of your surroundings. The museum offers activities for children and families. Check out special offers on joint tickets to other attractions in the area. Work out when and for how long to visit Fashion Museum Bath and other Bath attractions using our handy Bath attractions planning tool.
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  • I would highly recommend visiting the Fashion Museum. For me it was the high light of my time in Bath. The exhibition changes regularly . It is well laid out with beautiful examples of item like...  more »
  • My wife and I visited the Fashion Museum in Bath in December. They have a great collection of clothing and associated items that date back to the 1700s. The museum displays the private collection of....  more »
  • What a gem! Love this place! My last visit was over 5 years ago and how this place changed! Really really enjoyed it! Could spend hours reading and adoring the beauty, detail and the history in those clothes. Don't be shy to grab an audio guide - it's free and there's multiple languages available. Take your time. Don't rush oh, and, just go ahead and dress up! We all would like to step back in time and understand how they felt in all those layers. My first initial comment was "it's like I am wearing a duvet" ;)
  • This is a great way to see the evolution of fashion through history - individual audio devices show each item and give a 30 second explanation of each plus there's a further, written paragraph giving wider context - eg what was happening in the wider world at the time. Beautiful dresses, coats, trousers and hats and the displays of gloves was breathtaking. I lived the extra exhibition of "glove-inspired" artworks which was placed about halfway through. Thoroughly recommend you spend a few hours here at Assembly Rooms admiring and learning about these beautiful items. Nice tea room (a bit chilly though!) to finish your visit. Bonus - the Assembly Rooms are open and free to look round when there's no meetings etc.

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