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Celebrating the history of fashion from the 1500s to the present day through 100 star objects from the museum's collection.

From era-defining outfits to garments that hit the headlines, this display features the items that have shaped the way Britons have dressed over the last 500 years.

Among them is a woman's waistcoat dating back to the time of Shakespeare, a selection of silk robes that would have been coveted by the upper tiers of Georgian society, a New Look suit worn in the 1920s by the ballerina Margot Fonteyn and a 21st century body-con Galaxy dress. An accessories section focuses on shoes, fans, jewellery and gloves.

Fashion Museum

Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2QH

01225 477 789


Opening times

​Daily, 10.30am – 6pm (last entry 5pm); Jan-Feb and Nov-Dec, 10.30am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Free entry with National Art Pass

Free exhibitions with National Art Pass

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Valid to 31 December 2020

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