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Fashion Museum

Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QH

Tel: +44 01225 477173

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Credit Chris Lacey

About

The Fashion Museum in Bath is a world-class collection of contemporary and historical dress. The displays include 150 dressed figures to illustrate the changing styles in fashionable clothes from the late 16th century to the present day, all chosen from the museum's collection of 30,000 original items.

The Fashion Museum galleries have been completely redisplayed in a series of themes, including menswear and womenswear, dress for day and dress for evening, as well as alternative fashion and fashion today. There is a special Corsets and Crinolines display, too, where visitors can try on reproduction garments.

The Assembly Room café and Fashion Museum gift shop are also open daily.

Opening Times

2019 Opening (1 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday10:3016:00*
Tuesday10:3016:00*
Wednesday10:3016:00*
Thursday10:3016:00*
Friday10:3016:00*
Saturday10:3016:00*
Sunday10:3016:00*
2020 Opening (1 Jan 2020 - 28 Feb 2020)
DayTimes
Monday10:3016:00*
Tuesday10:3016:00*
Wednesday10:3016:00*
Thursday10:3016:00*
Friday10:3016:00*
Saturday10:3016:00*
Sunday10:3016:00*
2020 Opening (1 Mar 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)
DayTimes
Monday10:3017:00*
Tuesday10:3017:00*
Wednesday10:3017:00*
Thursday10:3017:00*
Friday10:3017:00*
Saturday10:3017:00*
Sunday10:3017:00*

* Closed Dec 25th and Dec 26th. Note last exit time one hour after last entry.

The Fashion Museum will be open until 7pm (last entry 6pm) on Thursdays 6, 13, 20 and 27 August.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    837
  • Very Good
    558
  • Average
    167
  • Poor
    35
  • Terrible
    16

Recent Reviews:

  • Chazgirl
    Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Interesting
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 24th November 2019
    Spur of the moment whilst I was visiting Bath. Tried to pay online but it didn't work so paid on till. Would only have saved a pound. Lots of interesting items to see. Excellent free audio guide... Read full review
  • alandelascelles
    Honiton, United Kingdom
    It's a great musuem but it needs more space
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 2nd December 2019
    This should be on your 'to do' list when visiting Bath. The exhibition is well planned, interesting with an amassing amount of garments spread over 200 years. Critically the museum need more space... Read full review
  • RichG1969
    Basildon, United Kingdom
    Interesting
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 5th December 2019
    This isn't generally my thing, however, I was totally fascinated by this museum. I am amazed as to how some of the items have survived. Read full review

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Directions

Road Directions

Leave the M4 at Junction 18 and take the A46 towards Bath. For a day visit to Bath, we recommend Lansdown Park and Ride, clearly signposted from the A46/A420 junction at Cold Ashton. Or follow the brown traffic signs saying 'all attractions' along the A46 and A4 to Bath and then the museum symbol to Charlotte Street car park.

Public Transport Directions

Coach drop off points next to the Assembly Rooms on Bennett Street. Coach Park in Avon Street.Bath Spa Railway and Bus Station is 20 minutes walk from the museum, or a short taxi ride.

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