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“Fashion Heaven - A Must See New Museum”

Fashion History Museum
Ranked #7 of 42 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Like food and shelter, clothing is a necessity as well as a cultural expression. The fashion industry employs millions of people around the world and is a driving force behind the global economy. But fashion is also ephemeral, whimsically responding to changes in technology, taste, the economy, and social mores. The journey fashion takes from inception to production and from popularity to outdated is a fascinating story worthy of being told. The Fashion History Museum is a charitable not-for profit organization, founded in 2004, that captures the story of fashion through exhibitions using its collection of over 10,000 garments and accessories dating from the 1660s to the present. 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. Since 2004 we have been creating exhibitions that have travelled throughout Canada and as far afield as Hong Kong and Bahrain. In June 2015 we opened galleries in the old post office in the former town of Hespeler Ontario, now northern Cambridge. Three galleries in the museum are each changed once or twice a year to feature different topics and eras of fashion history.
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Fantastic little gem of a museum. If you love fashion history, this is the place for you and well worth a special visit to Cambridge to see it. A visit would make a great little day out, since the location is situated within an outlet mall in a picturesque historic town, and there are nice restaurants within a reasonable distance. The museum is a new project, but already there is a stunning depth of quality both in terms of the collection (all the way from gorgeous historical pieces to couture items by Dior) as well as the curatorial expertise with which it is attractively displayed.

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JonW64Grand, Curatorial Director at Fashion History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2015

Thank-you so much for your kind and enthusiastic words about your visit to our pilot gallery in Southworks. We were very encouraged by the response we got from visitors. We have now opened galleries in the old post office of the former town of Hespeler (now north Cambridge) and we hope you will come see us again soon.

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