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.

Book a Heritage Fashion Review or Hat Show


For your next event, consider booking a Costume Museum of Canada Heritage Fashion Review or Hat Show.  The Heritage Fashion Review features live models wearing reproductions of garments in our collection.  The Hat Show features models wearing headwear from the 1870's to the 1970's.  Both shows present our history through historical costume.  To book a show, call us at 204-989-0072 or email us at [email protected]



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…