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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
11:00 - 17:00
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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

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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Really Interesting Small Museum

Fascinating museum with a regularly changing exhbition programme. Think of it as more of a large temporary exhibition gallery rather than as a museum with a core collection and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
nick w
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating museum with a regularly changing exhbition programme. Think of it as more of a large temporary exhibition gallery rather than as a museum with a core collection and then additional temporary collections. Most of the space is given over to whatever themed collection is being shown at that time. The museum also has a nice cafe attached. Entrace to... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved this exhibition of textiles and watercolour paintings by Josef Frank! This museum is very small and does not have a permanent collection, so you would need to look at what is showing before visiting. Although I thought this exhibition was fantastic, I felt the entrance fee (£9, not including a donation) was a little expensive, given how... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 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 12 January 2017

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 8 January 2017

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 8 January 2017

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 28 December 2016

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 23 December 2016 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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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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