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 Pop-up Exhibit

The Eve of Elegance

Celebrating Canada's New Years Through The Decades 


Dalnavert Musuem and Visitor's Centre

Sept. 20-24, 2017

Sept. 27-30, 2017

Oct. 4-8, 2017

12:00-4:00 pm

Open for Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017

6:00 pm - 2:00 am


Volunteer today

The Museum has many exciting opportunities for volunteers.  We are currently looking for presenters for our Museum in a Suitcase Program.  Presenters need to have a passion for fashion or history and be comfortable speaking in front of a group.  A presenter training session will be held in late March or April.  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…