About the Museum

The only UK museum dedicated to showcasing contemporary fashion and textile design.

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The Fashion and Textile Museum is the only museum in the UK dedicated to showcasing contemporary fashion and textile design. The Museum is committed to presenting varied, creative and engaging exhibitions, alongside an exciting selection of educational courses, talks, events and workshops. In place of a permanent display is a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions, displaying a broad range of innovative fashion and textiles from designers and makers around the world.

The Fashion and Textile Museum was founded in 2003 by an icon of British design, Dame Zandra Rhodes. Today, the Museum is operated by Newham College – one of Europe’s largest further education colleges. Situated in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey Village, the Museum is housed in a beautiful and distinctive building, designed by renowned Mexican architect, Ricardo Legorreta.

Our Work

Presenting a diverse range of temporary exhibitions showcasing innovative fashion and textile design from around the world, the Fashion and Textile Museum explores the past, present and future of fashion and textiles.

The Museum’s work is recognised nationally and internationally, with exhibitions featuring designers, artisans, craftspeople, and artists from across Britain and abroad touring regularly across the UK and the world.our-work

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Exhibition Hire

The Museum has been touring its exhibition programme since 2010, both in the UK and internationally. Our varied, creative and engaging programme of touring exhibitions offers wide audience appeal. We work closely with our touring partners throughout the hire process to offer support in planning, installation, marketing and retail.

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Venue Hire

The Fashion and Textile Museum is a stunning venue in fashionable Bermondsey Street, and only minutes away from London Bridge. It has several spaces available to hire, either separately or jointly – perfect for everything from a major fashion or product launch to an intimate meeting or seminar.

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Work At The Museum

Occasionally we need to recruit new staff and we look for bright, talented and passionate people to join our small but dynamic team. If contemporary fashion and textiles is your thing, find out how you can play an active part in delivering our fantastic exhibitions to visitors.

Find out about the latest exciting job opportunities at the Fashion and Textile Museum or check out our current volunteer opportunities using the links below. Please note that we do not accept unsolicited CVs.

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