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“Take your time”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Fashion Museum

Fashion Museum
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City Sightseeing Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #11 of 155 things to do in Bath
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Fashion Museum Bath holds and develops a world-class collection of historical fashionable dress, with which it presents informative and engaging exhibitions and displays and, through the (pre-booked) Fashion Museum Study Facilities, provides opportunities for audiences to engage with the museum collection.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Take your time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

The exhibition of Georgian dress is wonderful if the history of costume is your sort of thing. The free audio guide is worth taking, but you need to read all the captions too as there is so much historical information. It took us an hour and a half to get round. There is a dressing up area that people were really enjoying and also a desk with cards and feltpens to design your own dress. There is an exhibition of Belleville Sassoon dresses too and cases with clothes for each decade of the late 20th century but the audio guide didn't say much about these. The assembly rooms are, well, large nicely decorated rooms.

Visited April 2014
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

The current exhibition of Georgian clothes is absolutely stunning, they are in such good condition. Our visit coincided with one of the free guided tours of this part of the collection so we tagged along and then had a look at everything again in our own time. The rest of the museum was very enjoyable, there is lots to see. Only gripe really, is that the 'behind the scenes' part of the museum should have had more of the exhibits which are tucked away in boxes, out of the boxes for visitors to see. The hats in particular are very interesting and not many are on display. I would also liked to have seen some of the modern exhibits, such as the Diana, Princess of Wales outfits, have a photograph of the outfits being worn.

That aside, a wonderful museum and it is evident that all the exhibits are taken very great care of. The recommended time for this museum is one and a half to two hours. We were there for about three hours, that's how much we enjoyed it. The staff are welcoming and helpful.

Visited April 2014
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“fab opportunity to dress up”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

the museum is quite small - one of those pocket museums! but the clothes presented well. the highlight tho is the opportunity to dress up in crinolines!

Visited April 2014
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“Fun and friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Convenient location, helpful staff, interesting exhibitions. Lovely architecture and assembly rooms were impressive.

Visited March 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Great way to see fashions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

This is a constantly changing museum, the displays are continually varied so that while some of the oldest costumes are continually on display, the later ones offer an ever changing variety. This museum can be visited many times.

Visited March 2014
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