Visiting Guidance

The Fashion and Textile Museum operates in line with all government guidance in relation to COVID-19. We regularly review our procedures and practices to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. Find our most recent statement regarding COVID-19 here.

Feeling Unwell

If you or anyone that you have recently been in contact with is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please do not visit. If you are unable to attend your pre-booked visit for reasons related to COVID-19, please get in touch and we will be happy to reschedule your ticket(s).

What’s On

In place of a permanent collection, the Fashion and Textile Museum hosts is a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions, displaying a broad range of innovative fashion and textiles from designers and makers around the world. Discover what’s on now.

Booking Your Exhibition Ticket(s)

Please pre-book your exhibition ticket(s) in advance of your visit, to ensure you are able to secure your preferred entry time. Your ticket(s) will be emailed to you directly after your booking has been made – there is no need to print this email.

Getting Here

Please note that face coverings remain mandatory on all Transport for London tubes and buses.

Find more information on getting to the Fashion and Textile Museum here.

On Arrival

Please ensure you arrive within the first 20 minutes of your chosen entry time. Upon entry, please present your ticket(s) on your device, or a note of your booking reference number.

Face Coverings

It is no longer mandatory for you to wear a face covering during your visit. However, we strongly encourage their use wherever possible.

Test and Trace

It is no longer mandatory for you to check-in with NHS Test and Trace at the beginning of your visit. However, we strongly encourage you to do so.

Hand Sanitiser Stations

Hand sanitiser stations remain in place throughout the Fashion and Textile Museum. Please use them as directed throughout your visit.

Increased Cleaning

Additional cleaning of our galleries and toilets remains in place, as well as door handles, handrails, and other key areas.


The Fashion and Textile Museum shop offers a curated selection of products from up-and-coming and established designers and authors. Every purchase helps to support us, and the independent makers we’re proud to stock.

You can visit the Fashion and Textile Museum shop at any time during our opening hours – there’s no need to book a ticket – or you can always shop with us online.

Eating and Drinking

No food or drink is permitted in the gallery, other than bottled water.

The Fashion and Textile Museum is situated at the thriving heart of Bermondsey Street, surrounded by award-winning restaurants, cafes and pubs. So, if you would like to enjoy a meal or a drink before or after your visit, check out what’s on offer.


Toilets are available on the ground floor, including wheelchair-accessible and baby change facilities.


The Fashion and Textile Museum entrance is step-free and wheelchair accessible.

A wheelchair accessible lift provides access to our mezzanine floor. For access to this lift, please ask any member of staff.

We welcome guide, hearing and assistance dogs.

Large print captions are available from the front desk. Please ask a member of staff on arrival and they will be happy to provide you with them. If you would like to receive exhibition captions prior to your visit, please get in touch.

If you have any additional requirements for your visit, please get in touch and we will do all we can to accommodate your needs.


Unless otherwise stated, photography is welcome, but please ensure your flash is turned off. If you wish to use a tripod or filming equipment, please get in touch prior to your visit.

We love to see your photos, so please do share them with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Don’t forget to use #fashiontextile.


The cloakroom is closed. Please leave large bags and items at home and keep your belongings with you during your visit.

Cashless Payments

Wherever possible, we ask that visitors pay using contactless or card payment.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding your visit, please get in touch.

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