Exhibitions & Displays

Current Exhibition


Exhibition Dates: 9 February 2018 – 6 May 2018

Explore the T-shirt in the 20th Century through this inspirational exhibition; charting the history, culture and subversion of the most affordable and popular item of clothing on the planet.


Current Displays

T: The Typology of The T-Shirt

Display Dates: 9 February – 6 May 2018

In this remarkable compilation of photographs, Susan Barnett views her subjects through a single article of dress: the t-shirt.


The Secret Life of Scissors

Display Dates: 9 February – 6 May 2018

This display explores the complex multiple lives of scissors; everyday objects, universal tools but also ambiguous ‘things’, surrounded by superstition, myth and symbolism.


Forthcoming Exhibitions

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern

Exhibition Dates: 25 May – 23 September 2018

Orla Kiely is one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful designers. Her stylized graphic patterns are innovative, influential and instantly recognisable.


Forthcoming Displays

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Exhibitions on Tour

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The Fashion and Textile Museum is the only museum in the UK solely dedicated to showcasing developments in contemporary fashion. Touring exhibitions to venues throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, North and Central America since 2004. more

Past Exhibitions & Displays

FTM Archive


2008-to present
Dedicated to showcasing developments in contemporary fashion and textiles our past exhibitions include Kaffe Fassett, Zandra Rhodes, Tommy Nutter, Sue Timney, Post-war British Textiles, Horrockses Fashion, Sanderson, Foale and Tuffin and many more

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