Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens
City of Toronto
285 SPADINA RD
Work: 416 392-6910
Dressing for Downton:
Costumes from Downton Abbey
See 20 exquisite costumes worn by the beloved characters from one of the most critically acclaimed period dramas ever produced!
Spadina Museum will host the Canadian premiere of Dressing for Downton from March 11 to April 13. Read about this unique exhibit in the Toronto Star.
For more information, visit our Dressing for Downton page.
It's the time when Toronto experienced increased immigration, the vote for women, the stock market crash, prohibition and the introduction of public health and welfare.
It's also the time of the Charleston craze, tabloid journalism, new technology and more. And it can all be seen, heard, felt and lived at Spadina Museum - Toronto's only museum to represent the 1920s and 30s, a transformative period that dramatically changed the City.
For over a century, Spadina was home to three generations of the Austin family. Opened in 1984, it is one of 10 historic sites operated by the City of Toronto. Spadina Museum completed an extensive interior restoration in 2010, bringing the house back into the twentieth century. Visitors may view what the house looked like during those years through artifacts, furnishings and reproduced and original decor or explore the estate's six acres of restored 1905 gardens.
Today, Spadina Museum interprets the interwar period through a rich slate of guided tours, school programs, special events, changing exhibits, lectures and workshops. Spadina Museum is one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto. Toronto's Historic Sites engage visitors, inspire passion, challenge ideas and connect the past to the present.
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This museum participates in the Cultural Access Pass program. A gift to each new Canadian citizen during their first year of citizenship, the Cultural Access Pass provides complimentary admission to more than 1,000 of Canada's cultural treasures, 25 of which are in Toronto.
Visit the Cultural Access Pass program for more information.
The Toronto Historic Museums participate in Toronto Public Library's Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass program. With a valid adult library card, you can borrow a family pass good for any Toronto Historic Museum, at any of Toronto Public Library's 99 branches.
Visit the Toronto Public Library for more information.