Bath's Fashion Museum named in world's top ten
A Bath museum has been named as one of the top ten of its kind in the world.
The Fashion Museum at the Assembly Rooms is the only attraction in the UK to make the list compiled by international broadcaster CNN.
The council-run museum is on a list of the best fashion museums in the world, which also includes clothing collections on display in Paris, New York, Florence and Kobe, Japan.
The CNN website highlights the way in which changing exhibitions and permanent collections can help visitors to explore cultural links and discover how the history of fashion relates to the latest and up-and-coming trends.
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Featuring pictures from the museum’s Sport and Fashion display and the Jubilee: Dressing the Monarchy on Stage and Screen exhibition, a review on the website highlights the fact that around 100,000 visitors each year enjoy its guided tours and interactive displays. It also commends the fact that children and adults can dress up as Victorian characters.
B&NES Council cabinet member for sustainable development Councillor Cherry Beath (Lib Dem, Combe Down) said: “It’s fantastic to see our Fashion Museum flying the flag for the UK alongside other great attractions from around the world. Bath and North East Somerset Council is committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of culture – and that includes fashion and style.”
She said the current Sport and Fashion exhibition – which traces how historic sportswear has influenced the creations of contemporary designers – was proving extremely popular.
“It is well worth a look before it closes in early January 2013.”
The CNN accolade for the museum follows the inclusion of the council’s Roman Baths complex in a list of the top 20 most-loved museums in the country by Which? Travel.
For more information visit www.fashionmuseum.co.uk or call 01225 477789.