- Type: Offbeat Activities
NileGuide Expert tip:
Quick & interesting peak at original and gorgeous costumes. An audio tour explains each piece of display.
- Four hundred years of style are on display in the Museum of Costume, located on the lower floor of the Assembly Rooms. Perhaps the most famous example is a rare outfit from 1660, the silver tissue dress. An audio tour guides visitors through the changes in style and fashion right up to the present day. Modern fashions are represented by the, "Dress of the Year", chosen every year since 1963 by leading experts to record the important developments in the fashion world. Those wishing to study fashion may wish to visit the Fashion Research Centre. Admission: £4; concs £3.60; children £2.90; family £11
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