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Balstraat 16, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 00 72
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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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“lace making” (29 reviews)
“handmade lace” (9 reviews)
“ladies making” (4 reviews)
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Balstraat 16, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 00 72
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous introduction to lace as well as an even more interesting stop if you have an appreciation for the Textile arts. You enter the exhibits through the Gift Shop (which sells hand-made lacework and supplies) to see a short but informative film and view...More

Thank Challenger007
Kantcentrum, Katelijne at Kantcentrum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy you have enjoyed the visit

Reviewed 28 October 2017

My wife wanted to visit and as this isn't normally my sort of thing I nearly sat it out and saved the 5 Euro entrance fee, as there wasn't a bar nearby I decided to go in, it was really Interesting and the ladies sitting...More

Thank joelgsy
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I was quite impressed how these ladies were making lace, in the same way of the Middle Ages. They were focused on their task and they did a good job of it. The lace in Bruges is beautiful, but it is even more impressive when...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We were able to observe people make lace. Very nice to allow us to watch and take pictures. One of the ladies hands moved the bobbins so fast it was hard to keep up with her.

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We went fairly early and had a good look round while there were no other visitors. The demonstrations start at 2pm so the receptionist suggested we came back again in the afternoon using the tickets we bought in the morning, so we did. Because it...More

Thank MungomouseH
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We missed the demonstration, but I thought the movie about lacemakers was very well done. The lace on display was fantastic!

Thank Alicia D
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I'm a needlepointer and appreciate all forms of creative work. The demonstration room upstairs houses a workroom where the day I visited seven women of varying abilities were working on projects. The scope of the pieces they were creating was eye-opening. One woman was just...More

Thank GayeS545
Reviewed 20 May 2017

A fascinating look at the art and craft of making lace. Definitely time it for the demos to really be able to absorb the time and handicraft required to make lace. As another reviewer noted, it is mind-boggling. I truly enjoyed learning more about the...More

Thank pixelyn
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

A bit out of the typical tourist route, worth the walking. Inside, it is beautiful to explore the history of the lace and the technique they use. We were lucky enough to attend the workshop where the locals were displaying the technique and we were...More

Thank Ozge K
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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.

Thank Carina J
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