The Wenham Museum is open to the public with modified hours (Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m.; Monday, Closed).   Holiday-related hours are listed on our Visit page – please note the museum will be closed Wed., Nov. 25th – Friday, Nov. 27th for Thanksgiving.  Face coverings and advanced ticket purchase are required.  Click here to reserve tickets. We also encourage you to review our new protocols at wenhammuseum.org/reopening.  Thank You!

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.