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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
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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
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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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We really enjoyed seeing the 1920s exhibition and found it very inspiring. I was glad we got 2 for 1 tickets through the National Rail offer as the museum is small and the full... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
lizzybee2016
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Popped into cafe at Fashion & Textile Museum after visiting White Cube Gallery. Small space offering excellent range of cakes, snacks, sandwiches, soups and coffees and tea. Had seasonal rustic vegetable soup and bread and butter for £5. Well satisfied!

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed seeing the 1920s exhibition and found it very inspiring. I was glad we got 2 for 1 tickets through the National Rail offer as the museum is small and the full price is a lot for it. We also ate in the cafe that was tasty and not too expensive at 5 pounds for a soup. Could... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in mid afternoon to see the 1920's Jazz Age exhibition. Well worth the couple of hours spent look at the clothes and reading all the clearly presented notes. Very well done, shame the coffee shop closed before the exhibition; would've been nice to have a tea at the end.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited this museum. A very good presentation of the 1920's Jazz fashions and photography. A little off the beaten track, but worth the effort to find. It would be helpful if they had a cloak room that had some level of security - at present you can leave your possessions in a cupboard that is not... More 

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1920's exhibition was fascinating and well curated. Knowledgeable tour guide. Great little book shop too

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Thank teleczkan
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the jazz age exhibition and it was wonderful, the items were so well preserved and so beautiful. I would recommend this to anyone that has an interest in that era of fashion.

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Thank Karen H
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great exhibition or any clothes loving person or a lover of this era if you go with a friend check out The Out Time deal if its still on. 2 for 1

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Wonderful private collection of inter war fashions. Very well displayed with themed costume sets. Also supported by fascinating contemporary photos and film.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A guided tour pre the opening of an exhibition on 20s clothing - the detail and embellishment on the dresses was fabulous.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I popped here one lunchtime as it is very close to London Bridge station. I've visited the cafe next door before but never the museum and could kick myself. It is a quiet oasis of (on my visit) a 1920s private collection of dresses and clothing throughout the whole decade. I was very lucky to join one of the free... More 

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