Embroidery Machine Museum - Schaustickerei

embroidery machines

The Schaustickerei is settled into in a historic building from 1902 which is preserved in its main features. Here Plauen lace is produced on traditional machines. Specialists demonstrate the technology.

The white fabric manufacturing and embroidery has been a strong tradition in the Vogtland region with Plauen as its center for the past 200 years. The mechanization of the hand stitched embroidery after 1858 led to the automated lace production. The demand for embroidery machines resulted in the growth of the textile machinery industry in Plauen. The automatic embroidery machines manufactured at the Vogtländischen Maschinenfabrik AG Plauen were masterpieces of engineering.

embroidery machines

The filigree preciousness full of charme and phantasy grew in worldwide demand and played an important role in the lingerie and fashion industry. The booming embroidery and lace industry allowed Plauen to become a properous industrial city.

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Fee structure

adults5,00 €
groups of 10 or more people4,00 €
children ages 6 and older accompanied by adults3,00 €
groups of children – guided tour2,00 €
groups of children – guided tour and embroidery demonstration3,00 €
groups of children - thematic tour3,00 €
museum education – creative textile3,00 €
supervisor for groups of children0,00 €
Vogtlandcard, Sparkasse Vogtland-Card, Envia-Card and Egro Net Ticket (per card)0,50 € discount
The Plauen Lace certificate6,00 €
minimum of 6 participants
groups with up to 20 participants
(or 36,00 €)
The Plauen Lace diploma16,00 €
minimum of 6 participants(or 96,00 €)

Page functions

0049 37 41 / 44 31 87
Fax number
0049 37 41 / 38 43 11
Address for visitors

Obstgartenweg 1
08529 Plauen

Opening times
10 am - 5 pm
10 am - 5 pm
10 am - 5 pm
10 am - 5 pm
10 am - 5 pm
10 am - 5 pm
by arrangement
Mailing address

Obstgartenweg 1
08529 Plauen

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