Fashion History Museum, Cambridge

4.6
#5 of 14 in Museums in Region of Waterloo
Like food and shelter, clothing is a necessity as well as a cultural expression. The fashion industry employs millions 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 popular to passe is a fascinating story worthy of being told.
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  • Located in the former old Hespeler village (slowly being gentrified ) The museum is housed in the former post office building. There was a decent curated history of the former local textiles industry ...  more »
  • Quite a few interesting things to see but be prepared, it's really small. Kids get in free and adults are $5  more »
  • Loved it! Small, but that meant it was possible (unlike larger museums) to read all the descriptions in detail. Spurred lots of discussions and reminiscences with companions, and a really fun way to r...  more »
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  • We have heard a lot of good things about this small place from our friend who leaves in Cambridge. Next time in Cambridge, will visit this place for sure.
  • Finally got to check it out; terrific display of Canadian fashion. I will be back
  • ​If you happen to be in Cambridge, Ontario​,​ and you are up to a short cultural tour, then I suggest dropping ​in​ the Fashion History Museum. It is located in Hespeler Village, an authentic neighborhood with a tiny downtown along the Queen St. East. The museum had two little expositions at the time of our visit. The expositions are original, interesting, entertaining, and not overwhelming. It takes less than an hour to see all displays and that is an optimum in my opinion. The museum is in an old building, the interior is very well kept, staff is friendly and helpful.
  • It was interesting place. Invention of the hangar come from Canada. Good to know!
  • Small space but very interesting. We saw the history of Canadian fashion and the Dior display. Will come back again when the exhibit changes in a few months! There was an image scavenger hunt for the kids!
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