The Lace Room

Brussels lace earned an international reputation over the centuries. It was worn in all major European royal houses.



The Fashion & Lace Museum keeps exceptional pieces in its collections showcasing the quality and beauty of Brussels lace. Discover the history of this fabric, which has since disappeared, through rare pieces from the Museum’s collections.


The lace on display in the museum forms an integral part of Brussels’ heritage. Some of these pieces exhibited in the Lace Room have been added to the inventory of the movable cultural heritage of the Brussels-Capital Region.


For example, check out this handkerchief decorated in the typical style of the Napoleon III era; its scalloped edges are composed of alternating leaves and flowers.

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The Autumn of lace

28.08.20 > 31.01.21

For a few weeks, the Fashion & Lace Museum has joined forces with the Art & History Museum to introduce you to major and exquisite pieces from the lace collections of the two museums. It offers the ideal opportunity to see the beauty and quality of the designs created by our lace makers from the 18th and 19th centuries.



The Museum invites you to discover the golden age of Brussels lace during a temporary exhibition. Explore the meticulous work of our lace makers. Immerse yourself in the history and learn about the manufacturing process behind this unique fabric.

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Chambre des Dentelles_Musee Mode & Dentelle ©

Useful information

The Autumn of lace: temporary exhibition

Date: from 28 June 2020 to 31 January 2021

Opening time: 10.00 to 17.00

Address: 12 Rue de la Violette

Price: € 8, € 6, € 4, € 0

Exposition Crinolines & cie ©Musee Mode & Dentelle

Exposition Crinolines & cie ©Musee Mode & Dentelle