Exhibitions & Displays

The Museum hosts a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions, displaying a broad range of innovative fashion and textiles from designers and makers around the world.


Now and upcoming

Peace in Our Time poster, 1938

The Fabric of Democracy: Propaganda Textiles from the French Revolution to Brexit

29 Sep 2023 – 3 Mar 2024

This exhibition explores printed propaganda textiles over more than two centuries, from the French Revolution to Brexit.

A boy wearing a sailor's outfit sitting on a swing.

Oh Boy! Boy’s Dress 1760-1930

29 Sep 2023 – 3 Mar 2024

An exploration into the overlooked world of historical boy’s dress through a collector’s eye.


The Biba Story, 1964-1975

22 Mar – 8 Sep 2024

Exploring how fashion phenomenon Biba blossomed to become the world’s first lifestyle label.

Past exhibitions and displays

Our past exhibitions tell the stories of the changing face of contemporary fashion and textile design over the decades from the world’s best designers and makers.

Browse past exhibitions

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