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Address: 552 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6116
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Old and the New -Delicate, Exquisite Lace

My knowledge of lace didn't go much farther than the rock n roll song "Chantilly Lace" and the doilies from my great grandmother before visiting the Lace Museum. A recent... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Marsha S
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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My knowledge of lace didn't go much farther than the rock n roll song "Chantilly Lace" and the doilies from my great grandmother before visiting the Lace Museum. A recent article in the San Jose Mercury News on the Museum's White on White Exhibit (on through June 24) spurred me to visit. Now I'm all enthusiastic for people to experience... More 

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1 Thank Marsha S
Bengaluru, India
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109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

this small space in a shopping center is packed with lace samples and beautiful designs, and staffed by knowledgeable people who are happy to share info with you.

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Thank AshwinPBIndia
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

What a fun place to find. Very friendly people willing to share their love of lace and items made with lace. They were decorating for Christmas...very unique decorations.

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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

If you admire lace, this is the best south bay location to learn more about construction and history.

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Thank nuts4quilts
Fremont, California
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5,163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,637 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

We went to the Lace Museum in Sunnyvale. It was very interesting with many different lace things to see. There is also an instructional video which was quite interesting. The wonderful staff member let me know they change their exhibits three times a year and let me know more about the museum and also programs at the Lace Museum. One... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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464 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015

I won't begin to say that I understand much of what I saw (my wife is the one interested in lace), but I'll admit freely that what I saw was amazing and certainly interesting and beautiful. They change their displays several times a year and have beautiful Christmas ornaments. It's a remarkable museum operated by a group of volunteers.

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Sunnyvale, California
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64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

If you are into lace, the making and history, this is a nice place to visit. The displays are nice and easy to read. Most times there is a docent that will guide you around the small museum. They have a large section of books about lace and the how to make lace. If you could care less about lace... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Nice place to visit if you have spare time and don't know what to do. It is more like lace market, then actual museum. But they have lovely winter exposition.

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Thank Alla K
Saratoga Springs, Utah
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227 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

If you're looking for something obscure to do, this will fit the bill. Like a trip back in time, the docent is very possessive of you and you're not allowed to look around on your own. The types of lace and background provided on the pieces was interesting and the whole trip took less than an hour.

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Sunnyvale, California
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190 reviews
108 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

This is indeed a tiny museum, and you probably wouldn't want to spend a long time there. However, for the equally tiny donation we made, it was interesting to see the VERY elaborate, huge beaded collars designed to decorate evening dresses, and other fine art work. Not an attraction you'd drive across the country for, but worth a brief stop,... More 

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