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Fashion Museum, Bath
(4/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
The Fashion Museum 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. Add Fashion Museum to your Bath travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bath trip generator.
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  • I really enjoyed the museum, especially the audio guide, as you were able to listen to the commentary for each costume/item when you chose. It meant that I had time to take photos or read the displays...  more »
  • Stunning collection of clothes and shoes from across the centuries plus there's always extras to see - you can go behind the scenes and see articles not on display and there's often wonderful and spec...  more »
  • Great collection of clothes from the 17th century. It is mainly centred around older clothes, with a few more modern pieces. Gave you an idea how tiny many women's waists were. Enjoyed watching some t...  more »
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  • Very nice museum if you are interested in clothes through the ages. personally I found the earlier stuff much more fascinating than the modern things but there is something for everyone. And half way through you can dress up in period styled clothes. Great fun.
  • Very interesting! Great source of information about fashion and history of fashion. They also have quite nice restaurant serving cakes and good beer :)
  • This museum is a must visit if you are interested in studying cultural evolution. The collection is tasteful; the preservation and display, well done. The assembly rooms are very beautiful and the free tour of the galleries, highly recommend, especially if you like to add context to what you are seeing.
  • Great museum with a fabulous collection of antique fashion 🌟💗🌟
  • Well laid out without any one area being overwhelming. If you want to know more about the exhibit pieces, the plaques are informative, the audio guide giving a quick summary of the cases. Only problem is there is a lack of rotation in the exhibitions: if you have been once, your next visit will be pretty much the same. Quick tip: if you are a local and have a Discovery card, you get in for free!