Museums
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Costume Museums

Online Exhibits (for the Armchair Traveler)

 

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Arkansas
Old State House Museum 300 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR Tel. 501-324-9685. Open daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, & New Years Day. Free Admission.
Arizona
Phoenix Art Museum's Fashion Design Collection Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685 
Tel. 602.257.1880
Australia
Benalla Costume and Pioneer Museum Main Street, Benalla, Victoria 3672  Australia Tel. 03.5762.1749
Open daily 9am - 5pm.
Belgium
The Fashion Museum Gasthuisstraat 19, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium. Located in the center of Hasselt, in a pedestrian street, near the Green Boulevard. Tel.32.0.11.23.96.21. Closed Monday.
The Hollywood Movie Museum Sint-Truidersteenweg 298
3500 Hasselt, Belgium
Tel. 32.0.11.27.23.44
Open only upon appointment for groups of minimum 10 people.
California
The Hand Fan Museum of Healdsburg Hotel Healdsburg
327A Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA 95448
Tel. 707.431.2500
Call for hours and tour information.
King Vintage Museum Vintage Clothing and Lifestyle Museum
49269 Golden Oak Drive, #208, Oakhurst, CA
Tel. 559.658.6999. Open Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
The Lace Museum 552 S. Murphy Avenue 
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Map
Tel. 408.730.4695
Open Tues. through Sat., 11am - 4pm.
South San Francisco Historical Society Museum Magnolia Senor Center 
601 Grand Ave., 1st Floor, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Open Tues and Thursday, 1-3pm.
Tel. 650.829.3825
Canada
Bata Shoe Museum 327 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Canada
Map
Tel. 416.979.7799 
Open Tues. - Sun. Closed Holidays.
McCord Museum of Canadian History 690 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9
(Downtown Montreal, across from McGill Univ.)
Tel. 514.398.7100
Open Tues. - Sun. and Mondays of holiday weekends.
Somme Branch No. 31, Royal Canadian Legion Military Museum  52 King Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada B2Y 3Y2 
Tel. 902.463.1050 
Open June to November . Mon, Wed, Fri. 
England
Allhallows Lace Museum High Street, Honiton, Devon, UK Tel. 44.0.1404.44966 
Closed Sundays.
Cheltenham's Gallery of Fashion Pittville Pump Room
Pittville Park, Cheltenham GL52 3JE England
Tel. 44.0.1242.522.878
Open all year. Hours vary seasonally.
The Fan Museum 12 Crooms Hill,
Greenwich, London SE10 8ER
Tel. 0208-305 1441
Open Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm and Sunday: 12 noon - 5pm
Museum of Costume Assembly Rooms
Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH
Tel. 44.0.1225.477789
Open daily except 12/25 & 12/26. Hours: 10 - 4:30
Florida
Museum of Lifestyle and Fashion History 322 NE 2nd Avenue
(Pinapple Grove Way), Delray, FL 33444
Tel. 561.243.2662
The Wages Collection Brenau University
406 Academy Street NE, Gainesville, FL
Tel. 770.534.6244
Open Saturday and Sunday, 1-5pm
France
The Fashion Museum Espace Mode Méditerranée
11, la Canebiére - BP 2249, 13211 Marseille Cedex 01, France 
Map
Tel. 04.91.56.59.57
Open Tues. through Sun. 12 - 7pm
Musee de la Mode et du Textile 107 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris, France Tel. 01.44.55.57.50
Closed Mon. &  national holidays.
Part of the Louvre complex but, a separate admission.
Musee Galliera
(AKA Palais Galliera)
10  Avenue Pierre , 1er de Serbie, 75116 Paris, France Tel. 01.56.52.86.00
Open daily during the exhibitions.
The Museum of Printed Textiles 14, Rue Jean-Jacques Henner
BP 1468-68072, Mulhouse, France
Tel. 33.0.3.89.46.83.00
Open daily. 10am - 6pm
Prefecture of Police Paris Police Museum
2nd floor Rm. #203 Police Station, Rue De La Montagne
Off of Blvd. St. Germain, Paris, France
Admission Free.
Closed Sunday.
Metro Stop - Maubert - Mutualite
Germany
Textiles and Clothing German Historical Museum
Unter den Linden 2, D-10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel. 49.30.20304.0
Closed until 2003.
Hawaii
The CTAHR Historic Costume Collection 2515 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822 Tel. 808.956.2234
Illinois
The Hope B. McCormick Costume Center Chicago Historical Society
Clark Street at North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614-6071
Tel. 312.642.4600
Open to researchers by appointment only.
The Oriental Institute Univ. of Chicago
1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Tel. 773.702.9520
Closed Monday
Italy
The Costume Gallery in the Pitti Palace Palazzina of the Meridiana, Boboli Garden
Palazzina della Meridiana, Florence, Italy
Tel: 39.055.2388.601
Open weekdays 8:15am - 1:50pm. Closed various days.
Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Galleria del Costume  Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Pitti, 1, Italy Tel. +39 055 2388-713
Japan
The Costume Museum of Japan

Izutsu Bldg 5th Floor, Shinhanayacho-Dori,
Horikawa Higashiiru,Shimogyo-ku,Kyoto, Japan 600-8468  Map

Open 9am - 5pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays.
Louisiana
Mardi Gras: It's Carnival Time in Louisiana Louisiana State Museum, The Presbytere
751 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116
Tel. 504.568.6968
Open Tues - Sun. 9am - 5pm
Maine
John E. and Walter D. Webb Museum of Vintage Fashion 10 Sherman Street Route 2
Island Falls, Maine 04747
Tel. 207.463.2404 
June 2 - Oct. 2, Mon - Thur, 10am -4pm. Other times by appt.
Massachusetts
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5523
Tel. 617.267.9300
Nevada
Bushwhacker Museum Vernon County Historical Society
231 North Main Street Nevada, MO 64772
Tel. 417.667.9602
Open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Mon. through Sat.
New York
Costume Institute The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, New York 10028-0198
General Information: 212.535.7710. Open daily.
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology Southwest corner of Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, NY, NY Tel. 212.217.7999.
Closed Sun., Mon. & legal holidays. Admission free. 
Museum of the City of New York 1220 5th Ave. @103 St., NY, NY 10029 Tel. 212.534.1672. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Ohio
Historic Costume and Textiles Collection Ohio State Univ., College of Human Ecology
175 Campbell Hall, 1787 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-129
Tel. 614.292.3090 Admission Free.
Open Weds. - Sat. 11am - 4pm.
Pennsylvania
Museum of Mourning Art 2900 State Road
Drexel, PA 19026, (Located at Arlington Cemetery)
Tel. 610.259.5800
Open Weekdays 9:30am - 1pm. Tours by appointment.
Rhode Island
Rhode Island School of Design 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903 Tel. 401.454.6500. Open Tues. - Sunday. 10am - 5pm
Scotland
Museum of Costume and Lace 4-6 Rue Violette, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium Tel. 02.512.77.09. Open daily. Hours vary. Call ahead.
Shambellie House Between A75 and A710, Dumfries, Scotland Open April to October, 7 days a week. Tel. 038.785.375.
Texas
Texas Fashion Collection Univ. of North Texas, Scoular Hall, Denton, Texas 76203-5100  Tel. 940.565.2732. Closed Sunday.
The Textiles and Costume Institute Museum of Fine Arts, 5601 Main Street, Houston, Texas Tel. 713.639.7300.. Closed Monday.
Virginia
Museum of the Confederacy 1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Tel. 804.649.1861
Open Monday thru Saturday 10:00 - 5:00 and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00.
US Army Women's Museum 2100 Adams Avenue
Building P-5219, Fort Lee, VA 23801-2100
Tel. 804.734.4326
Admission Free. Closed Monday.
The Valentine Museum Richmond History Center
1015 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tel. 804.649.0711
Closed Monday.
Washington, DC 
The Bead Museum The Jenifer Building, 400 Seventh St. NW, Washington, DC 20004 Tel. 202.624.4500. Closed Tues. and Thurs.
The Textile Museum 2320 S Street, NW. Washington, DC 20008-4088 Tel. 202.667.0441. Closed all Federal holidays.

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Last update 6/11/05