The Museum hosts a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions, displaying a broad range of innovative fashion and textiles from designers and makers around the world.


Now and upcoming

Goldwork Sampler for the Coronation Robe of State, 1953. Copyright Royal School of Needlework.

150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework: Crown to Catwalk

1 Apr – 4 Sep 2022

A retrospective exploring the often-surprising history of one of the UK’s oldest and most revered applied arts organisations.

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Jacobean Crewelwork by a RSN Certificate & Diploma Student

Highlights Tour: 150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework

13 Apr – 31 Aug 2022

Join one of the Museum team to learn more about the highlights of our current exhibition.

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Kaffe Fassett in his studio with a selection of prints and fabrics in the background

Kaffe Fassett: The Power of Pattern

23 Sep 2022 – 12 Mar 2023

Explore Fassett’s world with some of his own original artworks as well as works inspired by him from international quilters and makers.

Past exhibitions and displays

Our past exhibitions tell the stories of the changing face of contemporary fashion and textile design over the decades from the world’s best designers and makers.

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