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Exhibition changeover at the Fashion Museum


View frequently asked questions and answers on a number of topics.

What are your opening hours?

In summer (March to October inclusive) from 10.30 to 18.00 (last admissions 17.00).
In winter (November to February inclusive) from 10.30 to 17.00 (last admissions 16.00).

Are you open every day?

Yes, every day apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

How far are you from the train/bus station?

It is a 20-minute walk from the train/bus station to the Fashion Museum.

How long is the journey from London?

It is about an hour and a half by train, or four hours by coach from London to Bath.

Is the Fashion Museum fully accessible?

Yes. The museum galleries are on the lower ground floor of the Assembly Rooms and are accessible by lift. Please mention your needs at reception when you visit so that a visitor services assistant can take you to the lift. More details are available on our accessibility page.

Can I leave my bicycle when I visit?  

Yes, there are bike racks at Alfred Street and Bennett Street on either side of the Fashion Museum. Sorry though, we can’t look after children’s scooters at Reception.

Is there a car park at the Fashion Museum?

Sorry, no. There is on-street parking in Bennett Street, Alfred Street and other streets near the Assembly Rooms.

Which car park do you suggest for visitors to the Fashion Museum?

Charlotte Street car park is the nearest car park.  We advise visitors to use the Park and Ride service.

Can I view the Assembly Rooms as part of my visit?

The Assembly Rooms are free to view unless they are booked for a private event. Please check the availability nearer the time of your visit on 01225 477789.

Is there anything for children?

Yes. Children can try on replica Victorian dress. There are drawing cards in the galleries. There is also a sticker trail and ‘activity rucksacks’ for kids. Just ask at Reception when you buy your ticket.

Can adults try on replica dress too?

Yes. There is replica Victorian dress for men and women to try on.

Is there anywhere to leave coats and luggage?

Yes, there is an unsupervised coat rail for coats. However, our advice is to visit without heavy bags and rucksacks as we do not have a manned cloakroom.  

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets to the Fashion Museum are available from reception at the museum, or a saver ticket for the Roman Baths, Victoria Art Gallery and Fashion Museum can be purchased from the Roman Baths. Sorry, you cannot buy tickets online from us at present.

Event tickets are available from the Bath Box Office website, or their office at the Bath Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Chambers, Abbey Churchyard, Bath, BA1 1LY.

What does the admission cost include?

Admission to the Fashion Museum includes the audioguide available in seven languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Madarin and Spanish.

Are there guided tours of the Fashion Museum?  

Yes. There are Welcome Tours each day at 12.00 and 16.00 from 1 March to 31 October, and 12.00 and 15.00 from 1 November to 28 February, included in the ticket price. In addition, for a supplementary charge, you can arrange exclusive guided tours for your group in advance of a visit by contacting our group booking team on 01225 477785.

How big are the museum galleries?

The Fashion Museum galleries are approximately 1200 m².

How much is on display?

Generally, there are over 165 dressed figures on display, although these may not necessarily be the same exhibits. The displays are broadly arranged chronologically.

How often do the displays change?

Generally, once a year, although this does not mean that all the displays change each year. We undertake major display changes from early January to mid February every year.

Can I take photographs in the galleries?

Yes, but without flash please. There are some displays where photography is not permitted, and these areas in the museum galleries are clearly marked. 

Can I sketch in the galleries?

Yes. We encourage sketching objects on display. It is quite busy in the museum galleries so we ask visitors not to use paint or crayons with water.

I have an item I'd like to donate to the Fashion Museum – what do I need to do?

Thank you for thinking of us, but we are not currently acquiring new pieces for the museum collection while we complete our backlog cataloguing project.

I'm interested in volunteering, placements or internships at the Fashion Museum. Do you have any positions available?

There are currently no volunteering, placement opportunities or internship curatorial positions on offer at the Fashion Museum. 

Further information about work experience as part of the Visitor Services team can be found here

Is it possible to interview someone in the Fashion Museum in connection with my studies or would I be able to send a questionnaire to be filled in by the Fashion Museum?

Sorry, no. However, please do send general enquiries to and we will help if we can.

I'm interested in paid work at the Fashion Museum. Do you have any positions available?

There are no current vacancies at the Fashion Museum. Further information about job opportunities and where they are advertised can be found here.

How do I access images of objects in the Fashion Museum collection?

All images of objects in the Fashion Museum collection are licensed through the Bridgeman Art Library.

Are Fashion Museum curators available to give talks, lectures and workshops at external events?

Yes, we speak at a number of events each year, depending on availability, location and work schedules.

I'm interested in speaking at a Fashion Museum event, or have an idea for an event – how do I get in touch?

Please download and complete the form available here, and email it to We review applications each quarter when we're planning our events programme, and will be in touch should we wish to progress with your idea.