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Timings : 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM, except between March and October. The timings for the latter - 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM. The museum is closed on the 25th and 26th of December.

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Fashion Museum Bath, Bath Overview

The Fashion Museum, Bath has an immense collection of over 100,000 objects of clothing and fashion from the Shakespearean era to our era; roughly from the 14th century to the 21st century. Established in the year 1963, the Fashion Museum Bath is set within the walls of the Assembly Rooms of Bath. One of their exciting collections, “Glove Stories” is a collection of a range of gloves from different ages, preserved and up for exhibition. This exhibition is said to be for display only until March 2020, which may want you to double your chances of visiting!

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Entry fee

Saver tickets (a combination of visits to the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victorian Art Gallery) are available.
10% discounts are available through online purchase of tickets.

Standard ticket prices are as follows:

                                                        Online Prices                            At door prices
Adult                                         GBP 8.55  INR 757.11                 GBP 9.50   INR 841.23
Student
(With ID proof)                           GBP 7.65  INR 677.41                 GBP 8.50    INR 752.68
Seniors
(Aged >65 years)                       GBP 7.65   INR 677.41                 GBP 8.50    INR 752.68
Children
(Aged Family with two adults
(Two parents and a max            GBP 27.00   INR 2390.86               GBP 30.00   INR 2656.51
four children)
Family with one adult
(One parent and max                 GBP 18.90   INR 1673.60               GBP 21.00  INR 1859.56
four children)

Features and events of the museum

  • The museum not only has collections of clothing but footwear and other fashion accessories as well.
  • The museum shop also has a collection of books covering different topics on fashion, designers, patterns and the like.
  • The Fashion Museum Bath hosts an array of events such as “Flower Power”, “Saturday Sketching”, “Bath Knitting and Crochet Guild”, “Children’s Crafts” and lots more!
  • The museum hosts the “Dress of the Year” each year in which, top fashion professionals add fashion apparel into the collection.

Things to do at the Fashion Museum

  • Picture memoirs by the Bath Royal Crescent. You could dress yourself up as a Victorian or Georgian contemporary using available attires of fashion of different generations and take some great pictures.
  • A Study Facility for fashion freaks - The Fashion Museum of Bath hosts an immersive activity for those who wish to learn about and view the museum’s fashion collections.
  • You could be a part of the study by merely booking appointments for the same, six weeks in advance.
  • One would find a Jane Austen contemporary museum shop stocked with a variety of Georgian based articles and products such as gifts, souvenirs, jewellery, accessories from the 18th century on the ground floor of the Assembly Rooms.
  • As an aid to your hunger, the museum cafe serves some delightful cakes, cookies, sandwiches, pitta bread and ethnically and originally exclusive hot beverages.
  • The Fashion Museum bath Cafe is open between 10:30 AM and 4:00 PM (during winter) and till 5:00 PM (during summer)

History of the museum

  • The Fashion Museum Bath was formerly known as The Museum of Costume, started by a designer, writer, collector and scholar; Doris Langley Moore in 1963.
  • The Museum of Costume was renamed as The Fashion Museum Bath in 2007

Architecture

The Assembly Rooms housing the Fashion Museum Bath adorns the old Georgian architecture. An exceptional experience to be a part of both their architecture and fashion at the same time!

Facilities

There are wheelchair and audio-guide facilities for the disabled.

How To Reach Fashion Museum, Bath

On foot:
You could find and print the pedestrian map on their website, a tool that could help you better. If that seems like a lot of searching, these directions are for you.
Begin your journey at the Bath City Center, walk up north towards Westgate Street and take a left into the street.
Walk the length of the road until to come across Wood Street, take a left at that street and turn right immediately onto Queen Street, continue walking.
You would come across a roundabout or a circle, take the first exit onto Bennett Street, and you would find the Fashion Museum to your right.

By road:

Car:
From north of Bath
The drive would likely begin from the Bath City Center.
The fastest route would be onto Monmouth Street that would go towards Kingsmead Square.
Take a right that would lead you to Chapel row.
Take a left and get onto Queen Square and stay to your right.
Further, take a left onto Gay Street at the 1st cross street, keep on Gay Street until you reach the roundabout.
Take the second exit onto Bennett Street to reach the Fashion Museum Bath, which would be on your right.
From south of Bath
Drive through the M4 or the M5 motorways. Reach Landsdown Park and Ride and, take a right onto Landsdown road.
Stay to your right to continue driving down the Landsdown road until you come across a crossroad, take a right onto Bennett Street and you would reach The Fashion Museum Bath which would be to your left.
Parking
As there are no parking facilities within the vicinity of the museum, you may have to street-park around the museum, which is limited to two hours only.
The charges for the same are approximately GBP 4.30, which is INR 379.49.
These car parking spaces are open 24 hours.
Parking facilities for the disabled are available in ample amounts in the City Center.

Bus:
The National Express avails bus from London Victoria and Heathrow and Gatwick airports. All buses arrive at the bus station and would take you a 20-minute walk to reach the Fashion Museum Bath. There are coach facilities as well, some of which drop off opposite to the Assembly Rooms on Bennett Street.

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