Belgium and especially Bruges is known for its renowned lace history that dates back many centuries. There is also a real lace center in Bruges, with its own museum.
The Bruges Lace Center is housed in the renovated old Lace School of the Sisters Apostolins. The Lace Museum on the ground floor tells the story of Bruges lace: multimedia installations and testimonials from international lace experts zoom in on the various lace types and their geographic origin, the lace industry, and lace education in Bruges. Demonstrations and numerous courses are given in the lace workshop on the second floor. A maximum of 50 visitors is currently admitted per day.
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In the shop of the museum, you can buy real handmade lace. It is the only place in Bruges that sells this lace with the official label of the city of Bruges "Handmade in Bruges". The museum and shop are open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.