The Fashion Museum

The Fashion Museum is the finest museum in the world dedicated to the study of fashionable dress. It was founded by Bath City Council in 1963, following a substantial donation of historical fashionable dress by the eminent costume designer and collector Doris Langley Moore. Originally known as the Museum of Costume, the name changed to the Fashion Museum in 2007.

Menswear, womenswear, accessories, dresses, coats, jackets, corsets, knitwear, fashion photographs, pockets, shirts, blouses, waistcoats, fans: the collection at the Fashion Museum includes examples of all of these, and more.

The Tour

The Fashion Museum permanent collection displays its extensive selection of womenswear and menswear from the 18th century to the present day.

This audioguide offers a tour around the Museum's displays of corsets, crinolines, daywear, eveningwear and underwear and includes items and interviews from four important British designers of the 1970s and 1980s: John Bates, Janice Wainwright, Wendy Dagworthy and knitwear designer Sarah Dallas.

Image copyrights: Bath & North East Somerset Council. All rights reserved.

Audioguide copyrights: Acoustiguide and Bath & North-East Somerset Council 2007