The Lace Guild

Lace Guild Collection & Museum

THE Lace Guild’s collection contains over 16,000 objects, including lace of all kinds, together with equipment and ephemera. It is cared for by the Honorary Curator, Gwynedd Roberts, and a team of volunteers. The collection became a Registered Museum in 2001, and in 2009 it achieved Accredited Museum status, recognition by The Arts Council that it adheres to nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK.

The museum contains an Exhibition Room, where displays of lace from the collection are held from time to time, interspersed with displays of lace from other sources. The rest of the collection (the Reserve Collection) is stored in drawers, boxes and cupboards, and can only be viewed by appointment. However, our Gallery page features different lace from the Reserve Collection, which is changed every six months or so. We also offer an Artefact of the Month service, featuring lace from the Reserve Collection

You are very welcome to visit the museum to look at and study the lace and other artefacts — you do not have to be a Lace Guild member.

Opening Times

Exhibition Room

10.00–3.00, Tuesday: By prior appointment only.
10.00–3.00, Wednesday - Friday: No appointment needed for groups of up to five.
10.00–3.00, First Saturday of month, February to November: No appointment needed.

Reserve Collection

Lace held in the Reserve Collection of the Museum can be viewed by appointment only.

Entrance Fee

Entrance is free to members. Non-members are asked for a donation of at least £1.

Current Exhibition

Shawls, Stoles and Scarves
10th January - 4th April

Access Details

The Exhibition Room is on the ground floor. There is an entrance with a level path for wheelchairs at the back of the building. Please phone if any other assistance is needed, e.g. reserved parking space. Most of the Reserve Collection is kept on the first floor, but items can be brought down if required.

Contact Details

The Hollies,
53 Audnam,
West Midlands DY8 4AE,
Tel: 01384 390739