Fashion and Textile Museum, London

3.4
#95 of 257 in Museums in London
The Fashion and Textile Museum is a cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion and textiles in London. Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes in 2003, the Museum is part of Newham College London – one of Europe’s largest further education colleges. The Fashion and Textile Museum offers an exciting programme of exhibitions and displays throughout the year, alongside an array of talks, events and workshops with industry professionals. Recent exhibitions at the Museum have included ‘Liberty in Fashion’ and ‘Josef Frank Patterns – Furniture - Painting’.

Situated in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey Village, in a fantastic building designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, the FTM aims not just to display and collect items relating to fashion and textile design, but to offer inspiration to a new generation of creatives. The Museum is a hub of learning, ideas and networking for the fashion and textile industry.

The FTM Shop is committed to supporting design talent and has a great range of products from some of the best up and coming and established designers in the UK. Whether you are looking to treat yourself, find a unique gift for someone else, or perhaps you study or work in fashion, this is a great place to shop! Showcasing the work of cutting edge fashion, textile and jewellery designers, the FTM Shop stocks a large range of fashion and textile books as well as gifts, jewellery and postcards.

The FTM café is open weekdays 8am to 5.30pm and weekends 10am to 5pm, adding a fresh touch of vibrant food in an inspiring place in the heart of Bermondsey Village.

Entrance: £9.90 Adults / £7.7 Concessions / £6 Students. Children under 12 are free

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  • First visit to see the Swinging Sixties exhibition. We are Art Fund members so received a 50% discount. Spent about one and half hours here loving the clothes and furniture on display. It is only a sm...  more »
  • It is a very small space over 2 floors. The exhibition included clothes, accessories, furniture, photos and video. Well laid out but lacking in detail. Very crowded, maybe as exhibition was due to fin...  more »
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  • The Swinging London Exhibition was excellent today. This isn't a large space but it is well set out and it is used effectively to display clothes, images, furniture, patterns and textiles. For someone born just (just) a little too late to be part of the Swinging Sixties, I found it interesting and informative. Staff and volunteers are helpful and the shop is nice. All in all this exhibition is well worth a visit and isn't expensive for the amount of work that has gone into setting it up. The point about the cloakroom, made by another reviewer is valid but I don't think they have the people available to monitor the coats left. Admittedly, it was quite warm on the higher level. We kept our coats on to be honest. Don't wears posh coat, then, if you want to hang it up!!! 😋 Otherwise, all was well and though there's no cafe, there are plenty of options locally. Great small museum! Another impressive event!! Thanks everyone!! I'll be back!!
  • Very disappointing museum for the £9 admission fee. Interesting exhibition about swinging London fashion but that was about it. I was expecting something about the history of fashion and textiles in the UK but nothing. The only redeeming thing was we used the 2 for 1 railway ticket offer to save £9 for my wife. Museum needs to try harder if they are going to attract more visitors.
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