Museum of Costume and Lace, Brussels

Museum of Costume and Lace, Brussels

The Museum of Costume and Lace is located near the Grand Place and focuses on the textile history of Belgium, specifically lace and fabric. The clothing and manufacturing industry is one of the reasons that Brussels and the surrounding area was so prosperous during the Middle Ages. If you love fashion, fabric, or lace, this museum is a “must see” on your list. The museum has a mix of permanent and rotating exhibits. Some of the costumes in the museum date back to the 1800s. In addition there are accessories, lace samples and other related items.

The museum is housed in two 18th century houses that had their interiors redesigned so the flow would work for a museum space. The collection covers three floors. The first and second floors display handmade costumes from many eras. The third floor shows fine delicate lace on display. Visitors to the museum will be provided a printed guidebook during their visit. English language booklets are available, though the film on fashion that is screened in the museum is only in French.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00-17.00;
Closed: Monday & 1/1, 1/5, 1/11 and 11/11, 25/12

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Sight Name: Museum of Costume and Lace
Sight Location: Brussels, Belgium
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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