Housed in the magnificent Assembly Rooms, the Fashion Museum Bath holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress. You’ll see everything from historic Georgian gowns to cutting-edge fashion from leading designers.
The museum features more than 160 dressed figures which chronicle the story of fashionable dress over the past 400 years. You’ll also find a dressing-up area where children and grownups alike, can try on coats, hats, corsets, dresses and bonnets and have a photo taken against an image of Bath's Royal Crescent.
Visit the Fashion Museum shop to browse a wide range of gifts, fashion accessories and books, and stop off at the Assembly Rooms Café, where you can enjoy coffee or lunch in historic surroundings.
The Assembly Rooms is one of Bath's most prestigious venues, perfect for business events, weddings and parties.
Designed by John Wood the Younger in 1769 this fine set of public rooms was purpose built for a particular eighteenth century form of entertainment: the assembly. When they were completed in 1771, they were described as ' the most noble and elegant of any in the kingdom'. This beautiful building has been voted the UK's top City Wedding Venue.
Each of the four rooms had a specific purpose, as their names suggest, but they could all adapt for other functions, as they still do today. Guests can move easily, behind closed doors, from room to room throughout the day and there is a small formal garden, well suited to drinks receptions.
Entry to the Assembly Rooms, where the collection is housed, is included in the Fashion Museum ticket. The Assembly Rooms is one of Bath’s most magnificent Georgian buildings and is where guests used to gather to dance, drink tea, play cards and listen to music.
The museum hosts an exciting series of fashion-themed events for all ages, including workshops, talks and tours.
Please note, the Fashion Museum is owned by Bath & North East Somerset Council and is not affiliated with the National Trust. Members of the National Trust are not entitled to free entry to the Fashion Museum.