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“Small but beautiful museum.”
Review of Gallery of Costume

Gallery of Costume
Ranked #58 of 181 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the most outstanding collections of clothing and accessories in Britain, housed in the elegant surroundings of Platt Hall in Platt Fields Park.
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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1,112 reviews
387 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,306 helpful votes
“Small but beautiful museum.”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Worth an hour if you are in the area. Pleasant well maintained house with a good display and presentation of period costume. Helpful staff.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“ALLOW A FULL TEN MINUTES”
Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

I do agree with all the other reviewers as to the quality of the exhibits and their pleasing presentation, but at the risk of sounding churlish, I have to say that the exhibits are few, and can be viewed on a ten minute stroll through the Gallery, I travelled a fair distance to come here and I was disappointed, I was also disappointed with the cafe advertising snacks, there was only crisps cake and chocolate and very little of that.All in all not much to enjoy because there is not much to enjoy if you get my meaning

Visited May 2014
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3 Thank Jiak2781
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Manchester
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Bijou but interesting”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by the displays. Well kept costumes from many eras pleasingly displayed in glass walk round cabinets. Also the building itself is lovely. Set in the corner of Platt Park so a chance to combine with a nice walk.

Visited January 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Small but well laid out”
Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

Small gallery that mainly focuses on women's design. Very informative and well laid out. The staircase and upper floor also highlight the interior of the building, Platt Hall.
Wonderful place to visit if you have an hour to spare.

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2 Thank Glenn J
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Stockport
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“Perfect in Minature”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Not the biggest museum in Manchester by a long way, very interesting to see the history of fashion, loads packed in, into the two floors, with changing exhibitions it is very interesting, it a shame there is not stuff which people can feel or children can try on?. Pleasant and helpful staff, only open in the afternoons during the week.

Visited October 2013
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4 Thank Bazonian
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