Castlemaine Costume Gallery is a home for relinquished treasures, each item with its own story - some known, some unknown. All worthy of equal care and preservation
The collection is as diverse in geographical history as it is in age. From Europe, the UK and Australia and spanning the years from the 1850's to the 1970's.
Items in our collection have featured in a series of exhibitions help in the Upstairs Gallery @ Run Rabbit Run Café Castlemaine
From the couture ateliers of Impressionist Paris to the sewing rooms of suburban Australia - our new exhibition "Dressing the Aussie Bride 1870-1970" shares the joy of Aussie brides across this vast country.
Costumes and Ephemera from life's great Religious occasion; Baptism, First Communion, Wedding and Funerals. See images under Exhibitions
Hats, Halo's and Headpieces. Including creations from the Master Milliners of Melbourne; William Beale, Ann Austin and Stella Long. See images under Exhibitions.
Bridal heapiece circa 1948. American Tiara of pearl like beads on fabric backing.