Hopefully – if 37 million pounds can be secured in the immediate years to come – Bath’s Fashion Museum will reopen in a new central home.
B&NES has secured the old Post Office, opposite Waitrose, for a flagship heritage showcase in the centre of its regenerated ‘Milsom Quarter.’ It’s – maybe – just got to find a developer who wants to come in with a housing/business scheme for the former Cattle Market and Corn Exchange site.
According to one Bath campaigner, the relocation of the Fashion Museum provides an opportunity to provide space to tell the whole story of Bath.
Angela Calvert-Jones says there is more to the city than the Romans and the Georgians and that other fragments of its past are scattered over the city and much of it stored away in basements.
Despite 20-odd museums, literature, guided walks and many other means of information, Bath’s story is missing chunks.
She says that Bath’s unique history, its collection of treasures and the city’s historic links to fashion, provide Bath with an opportunity to create a more diverse Fashion Museum and a much larger audience.
I caught up with her last Saturday at the Guildhall during the World Heritage Day public showcase.