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.



An invitation to the past

This Nuit Blanche, join the Costume Museum of Canada as we showcase items from our extensive collection of wedding apparel.  This exhibit will feature garments from the 1940's ranging from the austere, military-influenced fashion of the wartime period to the exuberant new look of the post war years.  The display will be held at Dalnavert Museum Visitors Centre, 61 Carlton Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, on October 1, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.




Volunteer today

The Museum has many exciting opportunities for volunteers.  We are currently looking for volunteers for our October 2016 exhibit.  Find out more about volunteering with us.

On the blog

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…