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Musee des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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A static exhibition

Beware opening times as they will close whilst you are there. Entry price is good value. Lace... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Really lovely

Visited with my husband and a friend. We had a really enjoyable time, it was interesting to see how... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Beware opening times as they will close whilst you are there. Entry price is good value. Lace making video is very educational.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Visited with my husband and a friend. We had a really enjoyable time, it was interesting to see how the lace was hand made and how long it took to make! No wonder it is so expensive to buy. Next time we visit we would...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Although it has other exhibits, the museum is really about lace - even the paintings frequently feature lace clothing and seem to have been chosen for that reason. We had no idea that Alencon lace was sewn, not bobbin made, and we found the exhibits...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank mrb73
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful welcome, interesting and thorough explanations (many, but not all in both English & French), and truly stunning works of art in lace and featuring lace!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Rieux4us
Reviewed March 2, 2017

The lace museum was fascinating. Lots of examples and plenty of history. A good film presentation in French but with English subtitles was very good and informative. Was surprised at the detail.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Janice C
Reviewed August 8, 2016

A lovely little museum, some beautiful paintings but the lace making display was especially fascinating. The film (in French with English subtitles) was great and really brought it all to life!

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank AdrianG65
Reviewed June 5, 2016

Visited the musee at 1400, after the 2 hour lunch break. We were the only visitors in the large building. Excellent french video about needlepoint lace making, English subtitles were handy ! Receptionist was friendly and soke English which was very nice. Worth a visit,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
4  Thank Ianandthedubris74
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Went to region to visit this Museum, which I remembered fondly from many years ago. The updated exhibit is great but the English translations are very short and of poor quality. The day before we visited La Bohin Manufacture (sewing needle manufacture exhibit) and were...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Tony P
Reviewed March 31, 2016

Very beautiful work of lace arts. a small museum but unique for the lace work in Base Normandy. Do not miss this museum when you travel to Alencon

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Elly M
Reviewed October 25, 2015

A visit to this museum was organised as part of my tour and I was so glad that it was. Our visit began with a short video of the history and making of the lace and then we were able to view the lace on...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank patrizia1710
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