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10 December 2012 to 17 February 2013


The Fashion Museum is one of the world’s great museum collections of historic and fashionable dress. Designated as a collection of outstanding national significance, the Fashion Museum was recently listed by CNN as one of the world’s Top 10 fashion museums.


In 2013 the museum will have been in Bath for 50 years.  In our anniversary year, as well as celebrating our history in the city with an exhibition 50 Fabulous Frocks! (opens 02 February 2013) we are also looking forward to our future.

Please can we ask for your help with preparing the Fashion Museum Forward Plan?

Here are some key questions:

  1. Looking forward, where do you see the Fashion Museum in ten years, in 2023?
  2. What exhibitions should be on display at the Fashion Museum?
  3. What services should the Fashion Museum offer?  Please feel free to comment on any or of the groups listed below:
    • to those who live here
    • to visitors to the city
    • to schools, to community groups
    • to fashion students
    • to specific interest groups
  4. With which organisations should the Fashion Museum seek to develop partnerships?


Please write your thoughts and send to us at  vivien_hynes@bathnes.gov.uk (please click on the link, note it is vivien_hynes) by 17 February 2013, noting FM CONSULTATION in the subject box.

Alternatively, if you are visiting and would prefer, please do write your thoughts on the back of this sheet and post in the box in the Fashion Museum foyer. The staff will show you where.

Thank you so much for your time. Please do keep in touch to receive news of the consultation by signing up to receive the Fashion Museum e-bulletin.


Download a copy of the Consultation letter here.





FASHION MUSEUM striding towards the future
Red / navy blue lace dress Erdem

Copyright: Chris Moore www.catwalking.com


Visit the Awards and Accreditations pages to see how well the Fashion Museum has been doing.


View the Heritage Services Annual Review 2012-13 here.