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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.

Costume Museum of Canada Celebrates Manitoba 150

Historical Fashion Review Show

The Costume Museum of Canada is hosting an outdoor Historic fashion show at Dalnavert Museum, on the lawn of the Victorian house. Consisting of approximately 35 exact historic replicas, the costumes will focus on historical events during Manitoba's 150 years.

When: Mon Aug 16, 2021

Where: Friends of Dalnavert Museum - 61 Carlton St. Winnipeg *Outdoors*

Time: seating at 1:30. Show from 2-3:15 pm

Cost: Free

There will be chairs set up outdoors. Please come prepared for weather conditions.
A video of this live show will also be taking place.

Please send us an email at [email protected] if you are planning on attending as there is limited seating.

Fur: the Fabric of our Nation

A collaboration with the Borealis Gallery in Edmonton

The Costume Museum of Canada at 410- 70 Arthur St. is closed to the public because of COVID-19 and the public health restrictions related to this.

Please contact us online at [email protected] 

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…