There’s never been a more important time to support the Fashion and Textile Museum. Find out how you can help.Make a donation
The Fashion and Textile Museum is the only museum in the UK dedicated to showcasing contemporary fashion and textile design. The Museum was founded in 2003 by Dame Zandra Rhodes, an icon of British design, with the mission of preserving the work of her contemporaries, across British fashion and textile design.
Over the last two decades, and under the ownership of Newham College since 2007, the Fashion and Textile Museum has broadened its mission. Today, the Museum has staged over 30 major exhibitions, featuring British and international designers, artists, and brands and is dedicated to the celebration and exploration of textiles, fashion and related disciplines.
The majority of our income comes from you: our visitors, learners and supporters. Every penny of income you help us to generate is put back into the running of the Museum – into producing our exhibitions, running our education, volunteer and digital programmes, and conserving our collection. We can’t do this without you and the support you give us. Find out how you can support us.
Donors makes a real difference and the Fashion and Textile Museum relies on the generosity of supporters who share our passion for fashion and textile design.
Your donations help us to continue creating high-quality exhibitions and educational programmes and continue our work as the only museum in the UK dedicated to showcasing contemporary fashion and textile design.
At this challenging time, your support is needed more than ever. Support us with a one-off donation or a regular amount.I’d love to donate
Did you know the Museum offers volunteering opportunities? Every volunteer offers invaluable support to the Museum whilst also gaining experience in the museum sector.
Check out our current volunteer opportunities and join our talented team. Please note that we do not accept unsolicited CVs.
Gift Aid allows us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 when purchasing a ticket or making a donation if you are a UK taxpayer. By saying ‘yes’ at the till point or when prompted online, the additional income will help us to continue producing our phenomenal exhibitions, run our education, volunteer and digital programmes, and conserve our collection.
The shop stocks a curated selection of books, gifts and accessories inspired by our exhibitions and from both up-and-coming and established designers and authors.
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In April, we will be opening our upcoming exhibition Andy Warhol: The Textiles and we would like to invest in 39 specialist mannequins to ensure these previously unexhibited garments are beautifully and expertly displayed, supported, and cared for.
Help us raise £10,000 by adopting a mannequin and securing fashion and textiles for future generations. #fashionandtextilesforeverLearn more
The museum will be closed while we refresh our galleries for the upcoming exhibition, Andy Warhol: The Textiles.
In the meantime, enjoy our online programmes, browse our online shop or buy tickets for our next exhibition. We look forward to welcoming you back on 31 March!