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.

Recent Events 

Fabric & Stash Fundraising Sale!

Saturday, August 17 (1 to 5 pm)

Pre-registration is required.  To pre-register email us at, call us at 204-989-0072, or register on our Facebook page.  We are also accepting donations of fabric and sewing supplies for the sale.

Nuit Blanche 2019

September 26 - October 6

Be sure to come check out our "Dapper Dandies and Delightful Dames exhibit."

More details to come!

September 2019

Artifacts from the Costume Museum are included at the Dalnavert Museum's Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 display.

Fur: the Fabric of our Nation

A collaboration with the Borealis Gallery in Edmonton

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…