The Bath Fashion Museum is located in the Assembly Rooms.
The Bath Assembly rooms were designed by John Wood the Younger in 1769. Their purpose was to be a place for dancing and music. When they were completed in 1771 they were described as "the most noble and elegant of any in the kingdom".
Scenes such as this feature in the novels of Jane Austen, who lived in Bath from 1801-1805. Her two novels set in Bath, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion both mention the Assembly Rooms, which she called the “Upper Rooms”. Charles Dickens visited Bath on several occasions and gave public readings in the building. Adaptations of several historic novels have also been filmed in the Assembly Rooms, in addition to films such as The Duchess with Keira Knightly and Ralph Fiennes.
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