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Costume & Textile Collections


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

Selected 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.