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Established in Calais, inside an authentic nineteenth century lace factory, the Museum of Lace and Fashion is a specialist museum for the famous lace woven on looms. A museum of both fashion and industry, its vast galleries present the techniques...more
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This is a fabulous museum display, with wonderful machines and beautiful exhibits.
You don't even have to be that interested in lace or fashion...
The 19C machines have punch-card programmes - so it's a kind of mechanical digital, and all very steam-punk. Marvellous.
Lace and textiles really don’t float my boat so I wasn’t keen on coming here, but I went with the flow and it’s really quite interesting, especially as it tells the story of Calais at the same time. If you love textiles then this is...More
It is a nice museum, focused mostly in textil arts. I recommend to take a guided tour if you are not familiarezed with the lace industry. The second floor, has a nice exhibition about fashion with beautiful dresses. Strongly recommended if you are visiting Calais.
We went to this terrific museum which is currently hosting an exceptional exhibition of the clothes, designs and culture of Hubert de Givenchy. His dresses for Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and the Duchess of Windsor are on display with a full range of his work...More
The maps are a bit hazy on the location of this museum. It is near the Town Hall on a canal. It is definitely worth finding.
I had no idea what it took to make lace. From the handmade traditions, which were mind boggling complex,...More
In this repurposed lace factory building you learn all about lace making, the history, manufacturing, design and more. Very comprehensive exhibits and a neat Givency exhibition as well. Worth the visit!
Just incredible ,I am so impressed .
Firstly ...group bookings with guides no problem, adequate toilet facilities super clean ,on all floors.
Portable walking stick/ stool available ,licensed restaurant / coffee lounge .
Now the museaum please allow two houRs minimum ,well thought out, demonstration...More
I went around this exhibition with my work colleague, my friend and my husband. We did it for research for work and it was amazing. The lace through the ages, the lace machine demonstrated just for us four, brilliant. Would go back again and again,...More