Fashion History Museum

To Meet the Queen: How to Dress for Royal Occasions - Gallery One - Spring 2016

To Meet the Queen: How to Dress for Royal Occasions - Gallery One - Spring 2016

Waist Management: A History of Unmentionables laundry line of underthings

Waist Management: A History of Unmentionables laundry line of underthings

Waist Management: A History of Unmentionables corsets, girdles and bras

Waist Management: A History of Unmentionables corsets, girdles and bras

Ting the Knot: 200 Years of Wedding Attire, summer 2016

Ting the Knot: 200 Years of Wedding Attire, summer 2016

12.12.12: Life in Three Centuries 1912 motoring outfit

12.12.12: Life in Three Centuries 1912 motoring outfit

A Canadian Fashion Story: Pat McDonagh - Gallery Two - Spring 2016

A Canadian Fashion Story: Pat McDonagh - Gallery Two - Spring 2016

Paisley and Plaid: Recurring patterns in fashion, dresses from c. 1954-1968

Paisley and Plaid: Recurring patterns in fashion, dresses from c. 1954-1968

Barbie's Boyfriend Ken: The Vintage Years 1961-1967

Barbie's Boyfriend Ken: The Vintage Years 1961-1967

Treasures from the Collection, Gallery One, July - December 2015, FHM

Treasures from the Collection, Gallery One, July - December 2015, FHM

Back to the Eighties, Gallery Two, July - December 2015, FHM

Back to the Eighties, Gallery Two, July - December 2015, FHM

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Hours:
  • Wednesday - Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.
Fees:
  • Admission $5.00, Children 12 and under free, Guided Tours can be arranged for an extra charge
  • Partially Accessible
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours
  • Facilities Rental

Founded in 2004, the Fashion History Museum received its charitable status in March 2009. Over 8,000 fashion-related artifacts from hats to shoes, dating from the 17th century to the present, and representing designers from around the world, from Adrian to Zandra Rhodes. 

The collection of over 8,000 garments and accessories is currently housed in Cambridge, Ontario. Alongside historical dress, the museum is building a contemporary Canadian designer collection as well as a comprehensive library and archives of fashion related publications and documents.

Even without a permanent home, there is plenty happening behind the scenes at the Fashion History Museum. We are creating traveling exhibitions, developing research projects, and partnering with other institutions to increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of fashion history. Artifacts from the museum collection have been on display around the world, from Hong Kong to Bahrain.

Website: www.fashionhistorymuseum.com

Type: Specialized Collection | Library