The Clothworkers' Centre

The Clothworkers' Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion is a state-of-the-art facility that offers visitors and researchers a truly unique opportunity to inspect and study one of the most important collections of textiles, fashion and costume in the world, ranging from archaeological fragments to heavy tapestry and carpets, accessories and underwear to embroidered 18th century court dresses and contemporary haute couture.

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We regret that there is currently no access to the Clothworkers’ Centre to view the collections of textiles, fashion and costume while we prepare for relocation to the new V&A East Storehouse in Stratford's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, opening 2024.

Details on how to book an appointment or tour will be released closer to the launch of the new V&A East Storehouse. In the meantime, you can browse the entire collection online at Explore the Collections.

The Clothworkers’ Foundation

The Clothworkers’ Centre has been made possible thanks to a generous lead grant from the Clothworkers’ Foundation with further significant support from many other national and international donors.