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Gallery of Costume

Platt Hall Wilmslow Road | Platt Hall located in Platt Fields Park corner of Wilmslow Road and Platt Lane, Manchester M14 5LL, England
+44 161 245 7245
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English costume

It is a very poor museum that you can visit in 20 minutes only. We were very disappointed because... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
antonis k
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agia paraskevi
Small but sweet

This is a small gallery, with some lovely piece. You can get around the whole place in 30 minutes... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Roisin N
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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One of the most outstanding collections of clothing and accessories in Britain, housed in the elegant surroundings of Platt Hall in Platt Fields Park.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Platt Hall Wilmslow Road | Platt Hall located in Platt Fields Park corner of Wilmslow Road and Platt Lane, Manchester M14 5LL, England
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

It is a very poor museum that you can visit in 20 minutes only. We were very disappointed because we expected to see much more excibits!

Thank antonis k
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a small gallery, with some lovely piece. You can get around the whole place in 30 minutes. It has a range of different pieces, some older and some new.

Thank Roisin N
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my sister have fond memories of the costume museum from our childhood and decided to pay it a visit last month. Stupidly we didn't check the opening hours and found out that it was closed on Tuesdays whilst on the way there so...More

Thank sarahaslam98
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

not much to see. very small museum. But the park nearby is very nice. it have a place for children play and draw pictures inside the museum

Thank hocon86
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Great History, lovely costumes, was a bit disappointed that some part were closed off until June, so will be going back when it re opens. Great coffee and sandwiches and cakes (piglet kids!) Very friendly atmosphere.

Thank Rhiacrewe t
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Handsome and almost symmetrical Georgian country house - on the edge of Platt Fields Park in Rusholme. Now a branch of Manchester City Art Gallery housing their costume collection from 17th century to the present - at the time of writing (February 2017) the downstairs...More

Thank deniscroissant
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Visited the Mary Quant exhibition which was good. The gallery is small and friendly and worth a quick visit if in the area (pop down from visiting the Whitworth)

Thank DC10-AC30-FAC319
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Nice gallery of fashions with some very rare pieces. There is a painted fan that is almost 400 years old. The exhibit on stays was interesting: it's difficult to imagine how long it must have taken to put on one's clothing, much care for all...More

Thank Ben D
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We walked to this venue one Sunday afternoon. The fashion was very interesting with lots of information about the clothes. There was also a collection of ornate buttons. The building is very grand as well with its pastel rooms and big staircase. There is a...More

Thank yvettemiller
Reviewed 8 January 2017

On a wet Saturday morning, we noted the suggestions from other reviewers that this would be a good place for a family outing on a wet day. And they were right. This is a small gallery, but an easy place to spend a pleasant hour...More

Thank Michelle S
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AnneAitken
20 March 2017|
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Response from Ben D | Reviewed this property |
Many options. [1] From Piccadilly Gardens, stop J (Manchester City Centre central bus station), take Stagecoach bus #42 or 42A or 42B, heading towards Rusholme/Wilmslow [2] From Piccadilly Gardens, stop H, take Stagecoach... More
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JakubFW
17 February 2017|
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It's free entry for the entire gallery, including all the special exhibitions - currently 'Mary Quant: fashion icon'.
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JakubFW
29 June 2016|
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The nice little tearoom serves a variety of cakes, a choice of teas, coffee, cake, crisps, and various other bottled drinks - but no other snacks or any hot food. It would probably be a little misleading to call it a 'cafe... More
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