Access and facilities
The museum has a lift but it is currently out of service.
The upper floors of the museum can be accessed only by a staircase.
Keen to welcome all visitors, our teams do all they can to help make the museum accessible to people with a hearing, visual or intellectual impairment.
- The museum, other than the Studio, is accessible, upon request, to persons with reduced mobility. The museum has a lift but it is currently out of service. The upper floors of the museum can be accessed only by a staircase
- The layout and facilities of the museum do not make it possible to accept electric scooters
- The toilets are accessible to persons with reduced mobility
Buggies are not allowed in the museum, because the spaces are narrow.
You can ask to leave your buggy at reception. Depending on how busy it is or the space available, our guards will find a spot for it.
- The museum has a small cloakroom and lockers to store your personal belongings. The number of lockers is limited
- For school groups, bags and school bags will be stored at reception
Since the cloakroom is small, suitcases and luggage cannot be brought into the museum. Luggage lockers are available at the Central Station
Umbrellas must be left at the museum entrance. The museum declines all responsibility in case of theft.
- The museum has visitors’ toilets on the ground floor and on the top floor of the Triplex
- The ground-floor toilets for people with reduced mobility
- The museum does not have a baby changing station
Postcards, publications and accessories are sold at the entrance to the museum.
Animals are not allowed in the museum.
Guide dogs are, of course, allowed.
The museum itself does not have a restaurant. There are many restaurants, snack bars and other eateries on and around the Grand-Place.
- If weather permits, you can take a lunch break in the pedestrian area of the city centre
- Subject to availability, VisitBrussels can provide the use of the Agora hall in the BIP Meeting Center for free, Rue Royale 2-4. Book in advance by email, specifying the name of the school group, the date, time and number of pupils. More info: Visit Brussels
- The pub at the Toone theatre can also host school groups at reasonable prices with one paid drink per pupil. For reservations, see the website: Toone theatre
A reservation is not required for your visit, but it is recommended.
- For events, space being limited, reservation is required
- On the first Sunday of every month, the Museum hosts many visitors. Therefore it is advisable to book upfront, which you can do here
No, group visits must be booked in advance. If you come without a reservation and there are other groups at the museum at the same time, you may be denied access to guarantee the comfort of other visitors.
You can visit the museum from the age of 7.
Our team offers treasure hunts and colouring books to ensure that children will benefit from their visit.
The average museum visit lasts 1 hour.
No, the museum does not offer this option.
The museum accepts cash, Bancontact and various credit cards
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The Brussels Fashion and Lace Museum houses 20,000 pieces of lace, clothing and accessories dating from the 16th century to this day.
There are strict standards governing the conservation of textiles. They are intended to regulate the heat, light and humidity in the rooms where they are displayed. Therefore, the collections cannot be displayed permanently. The museum thus offers temporary exhibitions.
The museum offers in the Triplex space, an annual exhibition that is either
– thematic: Masculinities, Back Side…
– chronological: Glamour 30s Fashion, Crinolines & Cie
– monographic: Diane von Furstenberg. Woman Before Fashion,
Reflection by Jean-Paul Lespagnard…
– organised in collaboration with the following schools: LOL by La Cambre Mode[s]
An overview of our previous exhibitions
- a new lace season per year
- every two years, the renewal of the pieces
At the end of an exhibition, the museum closes its doors to the public to dismantle the exhibition and set up the next one. Sometimes, the museum takes advantage of the closing to carry out some renovation work auch aspainting, replacing lighting, etc. More info
Textiles are very fragile. Even more so than paper.
Dust and light are its two main enemies. To exhibit textiles, it is essential to do so in a light of 50 LUX maximum and protected from dust. To find out more about museum standards
The museum mainly exhibits original items from its collections. Sometimes items on loan are displayed to supplement our own collections. These are also originals.
You can take photos or videos of our collections without flash, as long as you respect the other visitors.