Fashion Museum – Talks and tours


Special Event

Women and the Great War

Wednesday 6 August, 2.30pm. Tickets £10/£8 from Bath Box Office. Join author and broadcaster Lucy Adlington on a journey into the lives of these women and admire an array of stunning, original clothes. Ticket price includes entry to the exhibition 'The Great War in Costume'


THE BIBA YEARS: 1963-1975

Join Barbara Hulanicki OBE, discussing her latest publication with Iain R Webb, fashion writer and professor at the Royal College of Art.

In association with the V&A

Monday 8 September, 6pm

Tea Room, Assembly Rooms, Bath

Tickets £15/£12 Discovery Card holders from Bath Box Office, includes a glass of wine.


Founded as a boutique mail-order service in 1963, Biba – the

brainchild of designer Barbara Hulanicki – quickly gained cult status,

and outgrew several London premises before landing at 99–117

Kensington High Street in 1973 as ‘Big Biba’, ‘the most beautiful store

in the world’. This book tells the story of the Biba years, from the first

ensembles, through the four iconic London shops, to the eventual

flourishing of a lifestyle brand that revolutionized British retail and

fashion culture.