Fashion Museum

Somerset, BA1 2QH

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The Fashion Museum was founded by Doris Langley Moore, a collector, costume designer and author who gave her collection to the city of Bath in 1963.

The Fashion Museum, Bath

The museum is housed in Bath's 18th-century Assembly Rooms, and is home to a world-class collection of contemporary and historical dress.

10% off guidebook

Valid to 31 December 2018

Visit the Fashion Musem with your National Art Pass and receive a 10% discount on Treasures, a lavishly illustrated guide to the permanent collection.

The 100,000 items in the museum date from the late 16th century to the present, including menswear and womenswear, dress for day and evening, alternative and contemporary fashion. Highlights include a sizeable group of embroidered waistcoats from 1742 and a collection of work by 20th-century British fashion designers, including pieces by Norman Hartnell.

The museum hosts a 'Dress of the Year' collection, including one dress selected every year since 1963 by an independent fashion expert. There is also a large and varied photograph collection, including the Sunday Times Fashion Archive and 19th century cartes de visite.

Art we’ve helped buy at Fashion Museum

As well as a collection of nearly 400 items of clothing, accessories and textiles owned by Lady Ottoline Morrell, the Fashion Museum owns a pair of evening dresses by Madeleine Vionnet which exemplify her innovative construction techniques and influential style.

Venue information

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)