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Please Note: As part of Drexel's commitment to preserving and maintaining the health and safety of all members of its community, starting March 16 many professional staff will be working remotely and all university buildings will only be accessible to those who are issued DragonCards. Due to these measures Drexel Unviersity's galleries, including the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Rincliffe Gallery, Pearlstein Gallery and Fox Historic Costume Collection Gallery will be closed until further notice. Efforts are being made to reschedule and/or extend exhibitions that were planned during this time and information will be available on the individual collections' and gallery websites



The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume collection is home to a roughly 1,200 square foot, custom-built gallery space that allows for the year round display of the FHCC's collections through carefully curated exhibitions.  The gallery is located on the first floor of the URBN Center at 3501 Market Street and is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday between 9am and 3pm.  For information about the exhibitions that will be on display at the time of your visit, please visit our Exhibitions page.


The Fox Historic Costume Collection accommodates collections tours for groups of up to 30 people.  To schedule a tour for your group, please contact the FHCC. 

Be sure to provide this information when scheduling your appointment:

  • Contact Name/Group Name
  • Phone number and email
  • Size of tour party
  • At least two (2) potential dates for visit
  • Specific objects of interest


Becoming a center for costume-related research and scholarship is central to the mission of the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection.  We encourage interdisciplinary initiatives within Westphal College, Drexel University and beyond.

The FHCC accommodates research appointments for individual researchers and academic groups.  Access is by appointment only.  To schedule a research appointment, please contact the FHCC.


The FHCC is a vital part of the design curriculum at the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and is viewed by hundreds of students, faculty, and visitors annually.

The FHCC accommodates class requests, as well as individual student visits.  Access is by appointment only.  To schedule a visit, please contact the FHCC.


Limited meter parking is available on Market and Filbert streets.

Parking is also available at nearby parking lots and the Drexel Parking Garage located at 3330 Market Street with the entrance on Ludlow Street. Traveling west on Market Street, turn left onto 34th Street and left onto Ludlow Street. The parking garage is located on the left. The Parking Garage is closed on Sunday and major holidays. Exact change or a credit card is required.