Museum of Costumes

Where fashion tells stories.

Step into a world where garments speak volumes at the Museum of Costumes. Immerse yourself in the artistry of fashion, as each piece unveils tales of culture, identity, and style. From elegant couture to traditional attire, explore the evolution and significance of clothing throughout history. Engage your senses as you witness the exquisite craftsmanship, intricate designs, and the power of self-expression through attire. With a diverse collection from different eras and cultures, the museum offers a captivating journey into the ever-evolving world of fashion.

  • History

    Established in 1955, the Museum of Costumes was born out of a passion for preserving and celebrating the cultural heritage of clothing. Originally a small exhibition, it has grown into a renowned institution, showcasing a comprehensive collection of garments from various periods and regions. Through collaborations with designers, historians, and collectors, the museum continues to expand its collection, providing visitors with a comprehensive understanding of the significance and artistry behind fashion.

  • Mission

    The Museum of Costumes is dedicated to educating, inspiring, and entertaining visitors by showcasing the art, history, and cultural significance of costumes. We strive to foster appreciation for the craftsmanship and creativity that goes into creating garments, while promoting cross-cultural understanding and celebrating the diverse ways in which clothing reflects individual and collective identities. Through exhibitions, educational programs, and research, we aim to preserve and share the rich legacy of fashion with the world.

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    150 London Wall, Barbican, London EC2Y 5HN, UK
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  • Collection Size
    2.6 million
  • Area
    807,000 sq ft (75,000 m2) in 94 galleries
  • Visitors
    1,124,759 (2021)
  • Opening Hours Weekdays
    9:30 - 18:00
  • Opening Hours Saturday
    9:30 - 20:00
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Orari Chiostro

LUN/SAB 9;30 – 17:00

DOM 10:00 – 14:00


Dove ci troviamo?

Via Santa Chiara 49c, 80134 Na

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