Lace Museum

Since its opening in 1984 the only lace museum in Germany exhibits products of a unique textile industry and illustrates the historic change in production and design. The broad product range of the Plauen Lace and embroidery industry delighted its admirers at all times and ensured that the good name of Plauen Lace was made known throughout the world. Artisan expertise and creative design guarantee the success of this highly skilled tradition.

restored hallway with its net ribbed vaults

The first exhibition space contains particularly notable objects like embroidered Plauen Lace in scarfs and edges for handkerchiefs made on manually operated machines, valuable pattern books from the second last turn of the century, handmade white embroidery and lace effects, Venise Lace in needle technique as well as bobbin lace. Collars and motifs made from delicate chemical lace, tulle lace and tulle with chemical lace and applications (until around 1930) add variety to the collection. The second exhibition space presents the development of the lace doily. There are also technical details of lace and embroidery devices, an eighty year old embroidery machine with pantograph shuttle (by Kappel) as well as a multi-headed-stitching machine (built in 1932 by Würker) on display.

multi-headed-stitching machine

The carefully restored hallway with its net ribbed vaults, first mentioned in a document in 1382 is an architectonic highlight being protected as a historic landmark forms a frame for the exhibition.

We hope you enjoy the tour through the museum!

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Fee structure

Admission
adults5,00 € p.P.
groups of 10 or more people4,00 € p.P.
children and students1,00 € p.P.
travel guide, bus driver free admission

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Lace Museum
Contact
Phonenumber
0049 37 41 / 22 35 55
Fax number
0049 37 41 / 28 11 92
Address for visitors

Unterer Graben 1
08523 Plauen

Opening times
Monday
by arrangement
Tuesday
10 am - 5 pm
Wendsday
10 am - 5 pm
Thursday
10 am - 5 pm
Friday
10 am - 5 pm
Saturday
10 am - 4 pm
Sunday
10 am - 4 pm
Mailing address

Unterer Graben 1
08523 Plauen

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