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“lace making”(33 reviews)
“handmade lace”(9 reviews)
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...more
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Balstraat 16, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 00 72
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We were really affected by the beautiful lace works of Belgium and wanted to visit this museum to learn more about about it. It was more than worth it. It is a small museum. You start with an informative film about lace history of Brugge....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FBallack
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Nice, very small museum, well off the city center. If you're interested in lace, then this is the place to go. Had no idea how it's made, but I now do and am in awe.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DrDee2014
Reviewed 24 September 2018

You can visit the exhibits of ancient lace and get the history of lacemaking in Bruges and later come back to see bobbin lace being created by some of the local ladies. One lady we spoke to was 85 years old and another had been...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank grockel
Reviewed 21 August 2018

An amazing place to go and observe how actual laces are made. They also have a shop there. It is a little off the city center. Buy the combo ticket with the folklore museum to save money.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank walidm158
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We bought the combined ticket (lace and folk museum) and we enjoyed the visit. Interesting and very informative with interactive activities to learn the basics! Good way to support a tradition that is finding its way in the modern times too!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nuria E
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We took a day trip to Bruges from Amsterdam and so glad we got to visit the Kantcentrum. The exhibit was well laid out and was very informative. The gentleman at the front desk was also very informative..told my wife and I a lot about...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steven K
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We went to the museum shop looking for antique lace. We found a beautiful piece which we are going to frame. The lady at the shop told us of a lace making demonstration across the street so we headed over. We discovered that we had...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I hobbled with a cane on an injured knee all the way from the Central Square to the Lace Center in the hopes that I might get to see a person doing this. Forget about getting a taxi for short hops in Bruges.. they only...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DSuttonRN
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Was encouraged by the guide from my river cruise to drop in and visit this museum when going to the lace shop nearby to purchase a piece to take home. The museum is small but has a wonderful exhibit and introductory film about traditional lace...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We had a wonderfull 2 hours in this little museum that shows and tells the history of lace, techniques and in the afternoon (14 till 17) live demonstrations ! We recommendate this as a "must visit" !

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Joeri S
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14 April 2018|
Response from Kantcentrum | Property representative |
hello, you are welcom. We are open from monday till saterday between 9.30-17h. The demonstrations are only between 14-17h. you can inter the classroom, see the ladies/men at work and ask questions if you want to. The total... More
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