Costume Museum of Canada

Celebrating fashion, culture and history

The costume we wear each day is influenced by climate, occupation, economic factors, societal role, religion, the task at hand, age, gender and the time in which we live. 

Our museum seeks to preserve and exhibit the costumes worn by the people of Canada over the decades.

Upcoming Events 

April 1 - 13, Display of the recently restored Muriel Richardson wedding dress, Richardson building lobby

April 24, 2019, Annual General Meeting at 301-250 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg

May 25 - 26, 2019, items from the Costume Museum will be on display at Dalnavert Museum's display about the 1919 General Strike

September 28, 2019, Nuit Blanche, Dapper Dandies and Delightful Dames exhibit






Volunteer today

The Museum has many exciting opportunities for volunteers.  Find out more about volunteering with us.

On the blog

March 4th
By: Margaret Mills, Board Member, Costume Museum of Canada  My Mother had a sewing machine when I was little, a long time ago.  The machine ran by rocking your feet on a fancy metal plate, called a treadle, at the bottom.  My little brother…
June 15th
In case you missed out on our exhibit at Dalnavert during Doors open here’s a sneak peek of our display! There are still a couple of our garments hiding around in the house though so you might want to go check it out! Make it a scavenger hunt! 1880s…