I’m on my holidays at the moment in the UK and the other day I visited Bath with my family. I love Bath, I think it is a wonderful city with plenty to do, wonderful buildings and beautiful parks. I came here 10 years ago to visit the Bath Fashion Museum. I can say that this museum was one of the final pushes that lead me in to my current career and love of historical costumes. I was fascinated by costume since the age of 13 so when I visited Bath and saw this museum, my mind was made up. I loved the costumes and accessories on display, finding each piece fascinating and wondering how much work would go into making such a beautiful magnificent piece.
At the moment the exhibition showcases beautiful costumes from the Georgian era. Fashion dating from mid to late 18th Century. I’ve included some images from the exhibition. It shows the different sizes in panniers and pocket hoops used under the dresses for day and evening wear. Within the exhibition is also the “Behind the Scenes” of the museums collection, where they display gorgeous Victorian costumes. It was a costumers dream, with rows and rows of historical pieces hanging on rails and boxes stacked up full of beautiful costumes.
If you’re in Bath, it’s also worth seeing the Roman Baths, to which the city was named after. If you’re a Jane Austen fan, as I am, The Jane Austen Centre is a good place to visit!