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.

Upcoming Events 

Until September 30, artifacts from the Costume Museum will be on display at Dalnavert Museum's display about the 1919 General Strike

Saturday, August 17th, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Fabric and Stash fundraising sale.  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.

September 26 to October 6, 2019, Nuit Blanche, Dapper Dandies and Delightful Dames exhibit






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…