Museums

(Use the search term ‘costume collections online’)


Worldwide:-

The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg ~ Russia
LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) ~ US
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, US
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ~ US
The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York ~ US
Brooklyn Museum, New York ~ US
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising – Museum and Galleries, Los Angeles ~ US
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York ~ US
The Smithsonian, Washington ~ US
Kyoto Costume Institute ~ Japan
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto ~ Canada
The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto ~ Canada

Europe:-

National Museum of Denmark (Tidens Toj Fashion Museum)
Museum Fur Volkerkunde, Vienna ~ Austria
Musees Royaux D’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels ~ Belgium
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam ~ Netherlands
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam ~ Netherlands
Museu Textil i d’ Indumentaria, Barcelona ~ Spain
Musee du Textile, Lyon ~ France
Musee de la Mode, Paris ~ France
Germanisches National Museum, Nuremburg ~ Germany
Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt ~ Germany
Museo Stibbert, Florence ~ Italy
Historisches Museum, Basel ~ Switzerland
Musee d’Art et Histoire, Geneva ~ Switzerland

UK:-

Museum of Costume, Bath
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Kensington Palace, London
The Museum of London
The British Museum, London
Courtaud Institute, London
Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, London
The Fan Museum, London
National Museums Liverpool (Walker Art Gallery/Lady lever Art Gallery)
Chertsey Museum (The Olive Matthews Collection), Surrey
Manchester City Art Galleries
Hat Works Museum, Stockport
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery (huge collection of Shoes)
Museum of English Rural Life (smock collection), Reading
Museum of Norwich at The Bridewell (Norfolk Museums Collections)
The National Trust Costume Collection **(phenomenal online database)
Museum of Costume and Textiles, Nottingham
Paisley Museum and Art Galleries
Brighton & Hove Museums & Libraries
Leicester Museums & Galleries (Wygston’s House – costume collection)
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Museum of Welsh Life, Cardiff
York Castle Museum, York
Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury (huge collection of costume designs for the theatre, 1600s)
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (great fan collection)
Pickford’s House Museum, Derby
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Devon
Hampshire County Museums
The Blandford Fashion Museum, Dorset
Totnes Museum of Costume, Fashion and Textiles, Devon
The Bowes Museum, County Durham