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Address: Balstraat 16, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 50 33 00 72
Today
09:30 - 17:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

In the lace museum the accent is on contextualising the origins of lace and...

In the lace museum the accent is on contextualising the origins of lace and on some early developments. Displays include the basic techniques and movements, types of lace and their geographical origins, the lace industry then and now and lace teaching in Bruges. The craftsmanship and aesthetics of lace are honoured and, in addition, the contemporary and international appeal of lace is featured. The museum was developed with multimedia and interactive displays. In addition to visiting the museum, you can watch the Kantcentrum's bobbin lacemaking demonstrations in the afternoon. This is included in the ticket price (if you come before 14h you can return with your already bought ticket). All this allows you to experience the fascination of lace in Bruges and far beyond. Price: 5,20: adults 4,20: students 12-26 year, +65 Free: -12 year The building is accessible for wheelchairs. No dogs allowed (except for guidance dogs). We have a special feelbox for the visually impaired.

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Interesting, good place to learn about lace

The video at the beginning was informative, and the exhibits were quite good. I think there may a larger collection of old lace in the Bruges Museum, but we didn't have time to go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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Saratoga, California
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely amazing history of lace making and still being handmade by all ages today. We went to see the ladies in action, amazing how they manage to keep track of togglrs,yarns and patterns. Well worth seeing evn if you're not into lace.

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Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The video at the beginning was informative, and the exhibits were quite good. I think there may a larger collection of old lace in the Bruges Museum, but we didn't have time to go there. My favorite part was the demonstration. I didn't feel it was intrusive as another reviewer said. A couple of the ladies talked between themselves, but... More 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Very welcoming staff. The 'pyramid' was interesting but I found it awkward trying to read the English translation at the bottom of the screen and watch the video. It was good to know that some of the locals are still learnig how to make lace and carry on the tradition.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A good way to pass 45 minutes. The displays are in several languages, and there is a good review of different lace making techniques.

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Glenolden, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Initial exhibit interesting but visiting the ladies working felt intrusive Not with the money We visited on a Monday Sorry the Folklore Museum was closed

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I love making lace and so I took some private instruction here. I cannot say enough about all the wonderful people at the lace museum! My instructor was fantastic! I enjoyed her instruction as well as her company and conversation. After my class she took me down to see the "masters" at work. Incredible!! And everyone was very friendly and... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

To watch how handmade lacing is made is amazing. I had the fortune to see some very old ladies lacing at a really high speed. It's not about making money with it. It's about the pleasure of lacing fine work of art.

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Reynolds, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Don't miss out on this important part of Brugge's history which is being preserved by the devoted staff at the Kantcentrum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Dragged my husband thru! He wasn't impressed but I was. It was so interesting to watch the ladies making lace! Just FYI the lace makers don't come in until 2pm.

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Really interesting history and videos of lace-making, and exhibits of modern work. Go on a Wednesday and see the adult and children's (boys and girls) classes in action. Much harder than I realized and fascinating to watch.

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