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Costume & Textile Collections


The Society has a wonderful collection of costumes from the 19th Century, evoking days gone by when ladies never showed enough skin to get sunburnt, right through to more modern decades, such as the swinging sixties and the seventies.

Some of our costumes are displayed in the Society’s museum space, located within the Swan Valley Visitor Centre.  Admission is free and the Centre is open from 9AM to 4PM each day.  The current exhibition is called “Walking through history: 100 years of wedding dresses”, showcasing some fabulous gowns worn by brides from the 1860’s, through to the 1970’s.



Uniform - Low Res    Costume - Low Res