MUSEUM HOURS:  Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  From May 15 – Sept. 15, the museum is closed on Sundays.  Face coverings are optional when visiting the museum.

MAINTENANCE SHUTDOWN:  The museum will be closed for maintenance and in observance of Labor Day from Sunday, August 28th – Monday, September 5th.

RESERVATIONS NOT REQUIRED:  Reservations are no longer required to visit the Wenham Museum.  However, if you wish to reserve in advance, you may by clicking here.

Costumes & Textiles

Costumes and Textiles

Photo courtesy of Larissa Doronina of LifeSmile Photo

Extensive Costume Collection

CHANGING FASHIONS AND LIFESTYLES

The Wenham Museum’s costume collection of more than 10,000 pieces of clothing, accessories, and textiles from the Victorian era onward offers a surprising peek into the closets and households of yesteryear.  From day dresses to wedding gowns, parasols to brooches, and bed linens to quilts, this collection represents changing fashions and lifestyles across the decades.