Help move one of the World’s greatest collections of dress | The Fashion Museum

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A curator looking at items in the collection

Help move one of the World’s greatest collections of dress

Thank you for supporting the ‘Buy a bag’ campaign.

It is wonderful to tell you that the Buy a Bag Campaign is 100% funded! 

In the New Year you will hear from us if you have chosen a reward. In the meantime, we would like to say a huge thank you once again and we hope you stay safe and well.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do the bags cost?

Each bag costs £12.50.

Can I choose the item(s) my donation will protect?

No. You cannot choose the item(s) that your donation will protect. Due to the scale of this task, it is not possible to choose the items. There are over 100,000 objects in the collection. We are in the middle of recording, photographing and securely packing these fascinating, beautiful, and historical objects in bags and boxes. Your donations to the final 1400 bags will help us finish this mammoth task.

When will I receive my reward?

All rewards will be fulfilled in 2022 after the campaign ends.  If you have chosen a donate option with a reward, the Development Manager will contact you after the campaign ends to confirm your address. The campaign will end 31st December 2021.

I don’t live in the UK and want to donate. Can I choose a reward?

Yes you can donate and you can also choose a reward. The Book and Bag bundle reward can be sent overseas. If you are travelling into the UK for one of the rewards then you will be responsible for following the latest entry restrictions set by the Foreign Office.

When will the Fashion Museum Late take place?

The date for the Fashion Museum Late is 10th March 2022. This could change if there are any new COVID rules imposed on the venue.

I would like the Afternoon Tea for two, how do I book?

For the Afternoon tea reward, booking is essential for the tea and for the entrance to the Fashion Museum. The Development Manager will assist you with booking. Bookings cannot be made until after the campaign ends. The Development Manager will contact you at the end of the campaign.

If I choose Tag-a-bag what will I receive?

For Tag-a-bag, your name will be written on the garment’s label with the phrase ‘Kindly supported by [your name]. You will receive a photograph of the labels and details about the items your donation has made ready to move.

Is the Fashion Museum a registered charity?

The Fashion Museum is not a registered charity so you will not be able to add gift aid to your donation or claim any tax relief on your donation. No donations can be refunded.

Will I receive updates about the campaign?

Rebecca will contact you where relevant about your donation. For the latest news sign up to the Fashion Museum newsletter.

Where will the collection move to?

The Council is now looking for a new home for the Fashion Museum in Bath and is currently considering several possible locations. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for the latest information on our move and the announcement of our future location.

Get in touch

Get in touch with Rebecca Gibson if you have any questions about the campaign.