Bath’s internationally acclaimed Museum of Costume is now re-branded as The Fashion Museum. With contemporary selections including the work of designers like Alexander McQueen, Mary Quant, Giorgio Armani and John Galliano the new name reflects the fact that the museum details costume and fashion from the late 16th Century right up to the present day.The changing nature of styles, not just for women, but also for children and men is excellently illustrated by dressed figures and displays of fashion accessories. The delicate stitching, varied textures and delightful colours of the fabrics are all things to be marvelled at.
The National Trust owns and runs the Bath Assembly Rooms – one of Bath’s finest Georgian buildings. As such, they’re open to view on a daily basis – when not booked for private functions. Entry to The Assembly Rooms is free.
Friendly family pub with canal side beer garden and restaurant. Hearty Sunday lunches.
The first letter sent with a stamp was sent from Bath. The Bath Postal Museum illustrates how Bath influenced and developed the 18th Century Postal System. It’s not just the story of the Penny Post that’s on offer though – you can find out about written communication across the ages.