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Blandford Fashion Museum

About

The museum is located in a beautiful Georgian house, built by the Bastard brothers following the great fire of 1731. Blandford Fashion Museum’s collection dates from the 1830’s to the 1970’s and provides an unique history of fashion and accessories, charting the changes in style and manufacture during those years. In our designer corner can be seen fashion items that bring our displays up to the present day.

 New exhibitions are mounted each year and a major exhibition every second year. There are two new exhibitions for this year. The first - “Retro”, with lavish examples, shows changes of fashion over the five decades chosen. The 1920s has the subtitle “County Society”, the 1940s the subtitle “Utility”, the 1950s the subtitle “Ready to Wear”, the 1960s “Freedom” and the 1970s “Mini ‘n’ Maxi”.

The second exhibition entitled “All Wrapped Up” is made up of coats, capes and jackets with appropriate accessories to match the era to which they belong. These include shoes, gloves, shawls ands stoles covering the period from the 1920s to 1970s.

If you have not visited our Museum previously, please try to come this year and if you have been before come again to see our lovely new exhibitions.

Admission:

Adults £5.00; 
Seniors £4.50;
Students £2.50;
Children 8-16yrs £1.50 - free admission during school half term;
Reduction of 50p per person for groups of 15 or more.

Opening Times:

Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Museum and tearoom 10.00am - 4.00pm (October 1st - November 26th)
Museum and tearoom closed December to mid February
Museum and tearoom 10.00am - 4.00pm (Mid Feburay - March 31st)
10.00am - 5.00pm (April 1st - September 30th)

Last admission ½ hour before closing.

Learning

Group reductions as above; Free admission for 2 supervising staff. Workshops can be arranged. (Additional charge £1 per head); Suitcases containing items of costume and accessories related to key-stages of the curriculum, may be hired for £10 per week. The Resources room/library may be booked when visiting the museum at no extra cost.

Lectures may be given by arrangement.

Facilities

Museum facilities
Parking  
Refreshments Tea room
Gift shop  Yes
Gardens/Grounds  
Toilets  
Toilets for Wheelchair Users   
Guided Tours   
Audio Tours   
Wheelchair Accessability  Restricted Wheelchair Access
Induction Loop   
Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired   
Group Visits  
School Visits  
Outreach activities  

 

Contact

Lime Tree House
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11 7AA

01258 453006

http://www.theblandfordfashionmuseum.com