FIDM Museum and Galleries
FIDM Museum and Galleries
4.5

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Neighborhood: Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
How to get there
  • 7th St/Metro Center • 7 min walk
  • Pico • 9 min walk
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Kathleen G
San Francisco, CA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The current exhibition of the 2024 Oscan nominated and other film costumes is well worth seeing. Your chance to get up close with costumes from many of the top films of the past year. 'Barbie' fans will be delighted in particular as there are several from that film. Those who love sumptuous display will want to check out the costumes from 'Napoleon'.
Written March 5, 2024
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Mary B
Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
This is a good place to go for those who love fashion and the movies! They have a rotating collection of costumes from films as well as showcasing the work of students. They also have a collection of period costumes. You can get a little turned around as to wear to start and rooms to see. The gift shop also has pieces from students as well as other knickknacks. Maybe take an hour to see it all. Not a ton of parking cause it’s in the middle of downtown.
Written December 3, 2019
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Bentheredunthat
West Coast527 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Check website to see what is currently going on. Three Small(ish) rooms and an interesting Gift Shop. The Displays are temporary. There is a small park outside and many other DTLA attractions nearby. So one could make this part of a full day downtown.
Written June 5, 2019
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Vickie W
Seattle, WA294 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
An excellent museum, especially since one of the exhibits showcased costumes from the Academy Awards nominees. While you're clearly not allowed to touch any of the garments on display, you could see all the detail up close. I especially enjoyed seeing the Mary Poppins costumes that looked as if they're painted. So cool! Staff was exceptionally welcoming and gracious, which I don't usually get when visiting museums. Free admission was an unexpected plus! If you've got an hour or so, drop by. It's well worth it and then get lunch at the Grand Central Market, which is about a 5 minute drive.
Written March 6, 2019
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Carla J
Castro Valley, CA16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
This is the 4th year that I’ve attended the Academy Awards costumes exhibits. It’s fun to see the detail in the outfits up close and personal. I also love that the exhibit is free.
Written March 5, 2019
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RumRunner01
Columbia, PA790 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
What a great museum and you can do it all in under an hour. There is a nice park outside, too. Movie costume exhibit was great. Admission is free. There’s only one bathroom with a long line so don’t plan on using facilities here. I’d recommend this museum if you’re looking to spend just an hour. Exhibits are very good.
Written February 19, 2019
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Don'tWaitForRetirement
California4,978 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We swung by the FIDM Museum and Galleries after first visiting the Grammy Museum, a few blocks away. We were pleasantly surprised by what was on display -- "The 12th Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design". (Displays change regularly, so check their web site).

I was delighted to see costumes from a few shows I watch (Outlander and The Crown) as well as many others I've heard of like Game of Thrones, Star Trek Discovery and Westworld). The museum/gallery isn't huge, but it's free and the costumes are of high quality. You're allowed to take photos.

In a separate area, there is a Napoleonic Court Gown on display, as well as a small but quality gift shop selling jewelry, books and souvenirs.

Besides the nearby Grammy Museum (Part of the "L.A. Live" complex), you'll also find the Staples Center, Microsoft Theater and a small mall and eateries at Fig and 7th. Don't let anybody tell you nobody walks in L.A. -- that area is very walkable!

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Written October 9, 2018
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Sarah | makesmewander.com
Los Angeles, CA343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
I lived across from FIDM for a year and never went. Partially because they didn't open the FIDM Museum until the year after I moved. If you haven't been, GO! The exhibits are so much better up close and personal so you can see all the painstaking detail! I can't wait to return for their Academy Award-nominated costume display!

AND they have a museum store that everyone in my life can just go here if you ever need gift ideas for me. They also have an amazing sample clothing and shoe store and jewelry store where you can get great pieces for way less than they are worth!

#FIDM #lindaandstevenplochocki #exhibition #makesmewander
Written November 4, 2017
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itsthetravelguy
New York269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
The FIDM Museum and Galleries is a free attractive by FIDM in downtown Los Angeles. You can visit the attraction in no time.
Written October 25, 2017
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differentname
Woodbridge, CT2,597 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
If you are into what they display you will like it.

I could not care less.

What I really liked was the beautiful park in front of FIDM. Very attractive and a place to sit and relax and stay cool.
Written October 19, 2017
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