Fashion Museum Bath

Attractions

Ages:

  • All The Family
  • Under 5s
  • School Age
  • Adults

Venue:

Indoor

Cost:

Paid

Description

The Fashion Museum Bath holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress

The Museum of Costume was opened in the Assembly Rooms on 23 May 1963. It was founded by Doris Langley Moore, a designer, collector, writer and scholar, who gave her famous private collection of costume to the city of Bath.

The Museum of Costume changed its name to the Fashion Museum in summer 2007. The Fashion Museum is owned by Bath and North East Somerset Council and is managed by the Heritage Services section. It is housed in the Assembly Rooms building, which is owned by the National Trust.

The Fashion Museum Bath holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress and is housed in the magnificent Assembly Rooms. We welcome about 100,000 visitors to the museum each year. Our visitors are a mix of tourists, fashion specialists, students and locals.

Family activities

Kids of all ages can find out about contemporary and historic fashion. Take a look below at what we have to offer and enjoy a fun day out. Join in our creative activities which take place in the school holidays, and are free once on site. These are craft based, and all materials are provided. Visit our What's on page to find out more. You can also download our What's on leaflet for January-June 2019.

Dressing up

At the heart of the Fashion Museum you can find out what it’s like to wear ‘make-believe’ Georgian and Victorian fashions. There are replica historical dresses, coats, hats and bonnets for adults and children to try on. You can take your photograph in the dress up fashions from the past against a backdrop image of Bath’s Royal Crescent.

Image: Children dressing up

Children's crafts

We have drawing cards in the galleries and children can also take part in a sticker trail. Just ask at reception when you buy your ticket.

Take our fashion quiz!

How well do you know your fashion history? Test your fashion knowledge in our quiz based on our A History of Fashion in 100 Objects exhibition.

Opening times:

  • January - February: 10:30am - 4pm / exit 5pm
  • March - October: 10:30am - 5pm / exit 6pm
  • November - December: 10:30am - 4pm / exit 5pm

Admission prices:

Ticket type Saver ticket Standard ticket
Adult

£ 22.50 online

£ 25 on the door

£ 8.55 online

£ 9.50 on the door

Student(Full-time with valid I.D)

£ 21.15 online

£ 23.50 on the door

£ 7.65 online

£ 8.50 on the door

Senior(65+)

£ 21.15 online

£ 23.50 on the door

£ 7.65 online

£ 8.50 on the door

Child(18 years and under)

£ 13.50 online

£ 15 on the door

£ 6.53 online

£ 7.25 on the door

Family Two Adults(2 adults and up to 4 children)

£ 62.10 online

£ 69 on the door

£ 27.00 online

£ 30 on the door

Family One Adult(1 adult and up to 4 children)

£ 43.20 online

£ 48 on the door

£ 18.90 online

£ 21 on the door

Open hours

Monday10:30am5pm
Tuesday10:30am5pm
Wednesday10:30am5pm
Thursday10:30am5pm
Friday10:30am5pm
Saturday10:30am5pm
Sunday10:30am5pm