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Our future

The Fashion Museum is moving to a new home…

Following a wonderful 60 years at the Assembly Rooms, the Fashion Museum Collection will vacate the Assembly Rooms on Sunday 30 October 2022. The collection will move to temporary accommodation until a new Museum, located in the centre of the city, and purpose-built Fashion Collection Archive are created.

Although the exact location of the new Fashion Museum has yet to be confirmed, the Milsom Quarter Masterplan highlights that the Milsom St. Core (comprising Milsom Street and New Bond Street in Bath city centre) will provide a home to an enhanced Fashion Museum. 

In addition, the council also plans to open a bespoke new Fashion Collection Archive to house the collection, to provide new facilities for events and to allow the public to get a closer look at the collection.

The new Fashion Museum and Fashion Collection Archive are likely to be completed in the next five to eight years, but don’t worry as during this transition period we’ll be bringing you an exciting array of digital content to keep you up to date with all our activities and our world class collection!

The Assembly Rooms is owned by the National Trust, who will take on the care and management of the Assembly Rooms from March 2023. They are working with partners and the local community to reveal the stories of the building and Georgian society as well as explore its role in 21st-century Bath.

You can be a part of the Fashion Museum’s exciting future. While we are not seeking volunteers to help onsite, if you are in a position to give a significant gift to kick-start this campaign and leverage in support from individuals and organisations, please contact Rebecca Gibson for a conversation.