Visitors to Bath’s Fashion Museum will have extra time to browse the world-class displays this summer, as the museum will be open until 6pm every Thursday in August, with last exit at 7pm.
A select number of visitors will also have a chance to experience a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum collection. Tours for a maximum of four people will run every Thursday evening and can be booked via Bath Box Office (http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/, tickets £8).
The Thursday evening openings at the Bath & North East Somerset Council-run Fashion Museum have been made possible by funding from Arts Council England to the Bath Museums Partnership.
Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones (Conservative, Lansdown), the Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “This will give visitors to the city and local people alike the chance to explore the Fashion Museum into the early evening, and a lucky few will also get to see behind the scenes.
The Roman Baths and Victoria Art Gallery are also opening later on Thursdays during the summer, offering a cultural addition to Bath’s vibrant evening economy.”
Current displays at the museum include ‘Georgians – dress for polite society’, featuring sumptuous Georgian dress alongside Georgian-inspired creations by some of today’s top designers; ‘Great Names of Fashion’, showcasing beautiful evening dresses by designers including Dior, Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent; and a chance to see this year’s ‘Dress of the Year’ by Gareth Pugh.
Tickets for the Fashion Museum cost £8.25/£7.25 concessions. Entry is free for Discovery Card holders. Find out more at www.fashionmuseum.co.uk