Lace Centre & Museum

The lace museum shows a number of unique pieces of lace from Bruges collections. 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 honored and, in addition, the contemporary and international appeal of lace is featured. The museum was developed with multimedia and interactive displays.

Every afternoon – except on Sundays and hollidays -  you can watch upstairs in the Lace Centre bobbin lace making demonstrations. This is included in the ticket price. All this allows you to experience the fascination of lace in Bruges and far beyond.

The Lace Centre is located in the Apostoline Sisters’ former lace school in the Balstraat, part of the Adornes estate. The Lace Centre now delivers lace courses, runs its own publishing house for books and lace patterns and organizes lace workshops.  It has brought out its own multicolour lace magazine in 4 languages since 1978 and organizes lace teacher training. The Kantcentrum has evolved into a centre of excellence for lace in its widest sense which has a worldwide reputation.

The Lace Centre has received in 2018 the quality-label of "Handmade in Bruges" from the city of Bruges.