Getting here | The Fashion Museum

Getting here

The Fashion Museum is housed in Bath's magnificent Assembly Rooms, next to the Royal Crescent and Circus, approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre.

By bus or coach

Riverside Coach Park, Bath - Notification of changes to coach pick up/drop off commencing 4 January 2016

There will be a change in operation of the Riverside Coach Park BA1 1UE from a long term parking facility to short term (drop-off/pick-up) use. This change will be implemented in January 2016 with long term coach parking being relocated to the First Bus Weston Island depot BA2 9ES. This is due to essential flood mitigation and flood defence works to the north and south banks of the River Avon.    

There will be no drop-off/pick-up charge for the Riverside Coach Park but there will be parking charges at the Weston Island depot which will be in line with the current charges at the Riverside Coach Park.

Please see for further information and contact details if you require further clarification.

There are also coach dropping-off points on Bennett Street at the front of the Assembly Rooms. National Express operates a regular bus service from London Victoria and also a direct service from Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The dropping-off point is at the bus station, twenty minutes walk from the Fashion Museum. See pedestrian map.

By Car

The quickest and most straightforward route if you are travelling from a distance is likely to be via the M5 and M4 approaching Bath from the north and using the Lansdown Park and Ride, marked Park and Ride North. Full details of Park and Ride services for Bath can be viewed here. Bath Car Park charges can be viewed here.  

Disabled Badge Holders: There are parking bays for disabled people in a number of locations in the city centre. Please contact Shopmobility on 01225 481744 or email for the latest details.

Watch videos on accessible parking and parking permits here.

By train

Bath is an excellent city to visit by rail. The station is called Bath Spa. There are frequent high-speed connections to London Paddington. For a slower service that is likely to be cheaper, try London Waterloo. The Fashion Museum is about twenty minutes walk from the station, see pedestrian map. Please note: London Paddington will be closed to all rail services from Saturday 24 December to Thursday 29 December 2016. Click here to find out further details.

On foot

Bath is well suited to pedestrians. Most hotels and guest houses are within easy reach of the city centre. Follow the on-street maps, or print out a pedestrian map. The Fashion Museum is next to the Royal Crescent and Circus.

By plane

Bath is accessible from Heathrow and Gatwick airports by public transport. The nearest airport is Bristol Airport, which serves the UK and a number of European routes. There are cars for hire and Bath is about 45 minutes drive away. There is an hourly direct bus link from Bristol airport to Bath city centre. For more information visit the Bristol Airport Guide here.

By bicycle

Bath is on the Sustrans National Cycle Route 4, which runs east-west through Bath, connecting Reading to Bristol. The immensely popular Bristol – Bath railway Path provides a tranquil walking and cycling path between the two cities. There is also good access from the south through the new Bath Two Tunnels Circuit, Route 244. There is helpful advice on the Sustrans website.

There is no direct cycle route from the north, and the A46 can be dangerous for cyclists, so it is worth planning a route that avoids this busy road.

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