Fashion Museum – Study facilities

We look forward to welcoming you to the Fashion Museum Study Facilities at the Assembly Rooms.

Study tables can be booked by e-mailing us at 


We offer a wide range of study services for people who want to find out more about the history of dress. Anyone can book a study table to look at a selection of objects from the collection, and a reading space to look at books on fashion history in the museum's reference library or at archival material from the museum collection.


There is no charge for using the study facilities once entrance to the Museum has been paid, but it is essential to book. Please contact us by e-mail on or telephone +44 (0) 1225 477733 to book a reading space and/or study table. 


Please be aware that there can sometimes be up to a 6 week waiting time for appointments.

Image: a lady studying items of lace at a table in the study facilities

An appointment at the study facilities