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.


Current Exhibit


An invitation to the past

Visit us in the Exchange District at 74 Princess Street from October 8-23, 2016 to view wedding apparel from the 1900-1910, 1930's, 1950's, and the 1970's. 

Opening Hours:

Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

This event is free, donations to the museum are greatly appreciated.




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…