26 May 2008

Dressing up in the Fashion Museum - in Bath

My sister came to visit this wet Bank Holiday Monday, so we decided to visit the Museum of Fashion in Bath. You can find it on the north side of Bath, near the Royal Crescent and The Circus, where you can see some of the grandest Georgian houses of the city.

It's housed in a building that was once the Assembly rooms of Bath where fashionable society gathered in the 1800s to dance, drink tea and socialise and were imortalised in the novels of Jane Austen. There's the Ballroom which is also used for concerts and weddings, so not always open, the Tea Room and the Octagon and Card rooms, which is now house the café. The chandelier in the Tea room was under restoration when we visited - all the chandeliers were enormous. You don't need to pay to take a look at these rooms, if they are open, but the Fashion Museum costs £7.

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1 comment:

Prêt à Voyager said...

When I worked for a theater I got to dress up in a Victorian outfit once (I love dressing up). Man, was it hard work! That tight corset takes a lot out of you. And it didn't help that that the dress was a smaller size!