Fashion Museum, Bath
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Major collections include:
- 18th-century Fashion
- 19th-century Fashion
- 20th-century Fashion
- Contemporary Fashion
The oldest objects are embroidered shirts and gloves dating to around 1600, but the collection also boasts items as up to date as a trouser ensemble made for Kate Moss in 2008. You can see displays of mens and womens wear, including dresses, coats, jackets, knitwear, pockets, fans, and waistcoats, to name but a few.
There are special displays on Fashionable women, British fashion, and a 'Dress of the Year' exhibition. There is also an extensive array of photographs covering fashion through the years.
The museum is located in the splendid 18th century Assembly Room building. Admission is free to the Assembly Rooms, but there is a charge to see the Fashion Museum.
Editors Note: We have been to the Fashion Museum several times, both with and without children in tow. It truly is fascinating. On the last visit, we had trouble tearing our 8-year-old daughter away, she was so taken with the exhibits. This from a child who dislikes being dragged to museums!
About Fashion Museum, Bath
Address: Bennett Street, Bath, Somerset, England, BA1 2QH
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: Near the town centre
Website: Fashion Museum, Bath
OS: ST749 653
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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