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.

Next First Friday Event,

November 2, 2018

Flipping through Fashion, A Real Page Turner

Browse through books, catalogues and magazines from our library

 301-250 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Admission is free, financial donations are greatly appreciated

Accessibility:  We are on the third floor and there is an elevator but there is a small set of steps.  Please note that this venue is not wheelchair accessible.


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…