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Musee des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle

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A static exhibition

Beware opening times as they will close whilst you are there. Entry price is good value. Lace... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
firemanfred
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ashford
Really lovely

Visited with my husband and a friend. We had a really enjoyable time, it was interesting to see how... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Snowy218
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Surrey
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

Beware opening times as they will close whilst you are there. Entry price is good value. Lace making video is very educational.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Visited with my husband and a friend. We had a really enjoyable time, it was interesting to see how the lace was hand made and how long it took to make! No wonder it is so expensive to buy. Next time we visit we would...More

Thank Snowy218
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Although it has other exhibits, the museum is really about lace - even the paintings frequently feature lace clothing and seem to have been chosen for that reason. We had no idea that Alencon lace was sewn, not bobbin made, and we found the exhibits...More

2  Thank mrb73
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful welcome, interesting and thorough explanations (many, but not all in both English & French), and truly stunning works of art in lace and featuring lace!

1  Thank Rieux4us
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The lace museum was fascinating. Lots of examples and plenty of history. A good film presentation in French but with English subtitles was very good and informative. Was surprised at the detail.

1  Thank Janice C
Reviewed 8 August 2016

A lovely little museum, some beautiful paintings but the lace making display was especially fascinating. The film (in French with English subtitles) was great and really brought it all to life!

1  Thank AdrianG65
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Visited the musee at 1400, after the 2 hour lunch break. We were the only visitors in the large building. Excellent french video about needlepoint lace making, English subtitles were handy ! Receptionist was friendly and soke English which was very nice. Worth a visit,...More

4  Thank Ianandthedubris74
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Went to region to visit this Museum, which I remembered fondly from many years ago. The updated exhibit is great but the English translations are very short and of poor quality. The day before we visited La Bohin Manufacture (sewing needle manufacture exhibit) and were...More

1  Thank Tony P
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Very beautiful work of lace arts. a small museum but unique for the lace work in Base Normandy. Do not miss this museum when you travel to Alencon

1  Thank Elly M
Reviewed 26 October 2015

A visit to this museum was organised as part of my tour and I was so glad that it was. Our visit began with a short video of the history and making of the lace and then we were able to view the lace on...More

2  Thank patrizia1710
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