Fashion Museum Bath
The Fashion Museum Bath holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress. The Museum of Costume was opened in the Assembly Rooms on 23 May 1963. It was founded by Doris Langley Moore, a designer, collector, writer and scholar, who gave her famous private collection of costume to the city of Bath. The Museum of Costume changed its name to the Fashion Museum in summer 2007. The Fashion Museum is owned by Bath and North East Somerset Council and is managed by the Heritage Services section. It is housed in the Assembly Rooms building, which is owned by the National Trust. We welcome about 100,000 visitors to the museum each year. Our visitors are a mix of tourists, fashion specialists, students and locals. The Fashion Museum (known before 2007 as the Museum of Costume) is housed in the Assembly Rooms in Bath, Somerset, England.. The collection was started by Doris Langley Moore, who gave her collection to the city of Bath in 1963.It focuses on fashionable dress for men, women and children from the late 16th century to the present day and has more than 100,000 objects.