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Assembly Rooms


The magnificent Assembly Rooms were at the centre of the social scene during the eighteenth century, when the Ball Room, Octagon, Tea Room and Card Room would have been used for dancing, card playing, tea drinking and conversation.

The rooms are still in use for functions and conferences, and you can visit them when they are not in use.  Grand and elegant, the Assembly Rooms are home to spectacular, original Whitefriars crystal chandeliers and the largest eighteenth-century room in the city.

The world-famous Fashion Museum is also located in the Assembly Rooms (open daily, admission charges apply), along with a friendly cafe and a carefully curated gift shop with an extensive range of fashion books.