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Fashion & Textile Museum

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Address: 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7403 0222
Today
11:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Everything around fashion and textile, from 1950 to the present, British...

Everything around fashion and textile, from 1950 to the present, British and International

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If you like the 20's ........

We like everything about the 20s - buildings, clothes, design, music etc and this 1920's Jazz Age exhibition lived up to our expectations. Although quite a small exhibition it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
TrevB56
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying nearby so thought we would visit . At £9.90 per adult for the displays you see I would say it's quite expensive as the whole collection can be comfortably done in 30 mins ( although you could take longer ) . We went early so it was reasonably quiet as we were leaving it was getting quite busy. The... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a relatively museum, first time I have visited purely to see the 1920's dresses and photographs due to my love of all things Art Deco. It only ever houses one exhibition at a time and organises additional lectures and events linked to the theme throughout the period of the display. There is a charge for entry. This exhibit... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit and hopefully will go again . Visited the 1920 jazz fashion what a wow.beautifully presented very very interesting . Now I know where it is I shall be watching for other exhibitions of interest tome. Amazing choice of workshops to attend. Staff particularly helpful and welcoming . All managed on donations . Good directions from London Bridge... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fashion & Textile Museum has no permanent exhibition but different ones depending on when you visit. We visited on one of the last days of their Jazz age (1920's) fashion exhibition. I concluded that they only care for the female audience. Lots of dresses, and probably nice ones, but nothing at all about the male fashion. No suits on... More 

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a woman very interested in Fashion the trip to find this little place was worth it- unfortunate that coffee shop wasn;t open. wish each garment would be noted as to its designer, where it came from or somthing... It doesn;t even matter to me if Zandra constructed all of the garments in the style of the 20's but it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was really nice place. Exhibition about fashion in 20s was truly rich and colourful. Kids were happy and interested.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Visited this great exhibition yesterday - fascinating mix of vintage fashion and photography - very relaxed, friendly place and staff

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Derby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

To all you fashionistas out there or just Folkes interested in craftsmanship, colour, detail & social history, the 1920s Jazz age exhibition is a must see. A friend took me yesterday (7th Dec), what an interesting, inspiring and delightful time we had. Our guide Theresa couldn't have been better. Knowledgable, passionate, fun & a joy to listen to. This retired... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We like everything about the 20s - buildings, clothes, design, music etc and this 1920's Jazz Age exhibition lived up to our expectations. Although quite a small exhibition it tells the story of the 20's from a cultural aspect as the world changed after the first world war and then again after the great stock market crash of 1929. Well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I went to the Jazz Age exhibition which was brilliant. Everything was displayed well with lots of information. There was also a room showing short films. We had soup and bread in the lovely coffee shop in the Museum. It was a delightful day out and I look forward to returning.

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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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