The Lace Guild Museum
The Lace Guild’s collection contains over 18,600 objects, including lace of all kinds, together with equipment and ephemera. Within the collection there are smaller loaned collections including the important one from Dr Spriggs. The age of the laces ranges from the early 1600s to the present day, and originates from many areas of the UK and abroad. It is cared for by the Honorary Curator, Gwynedd Roberts, and a team of volunteers. The collection became a Registered Museum in 2001 and achieved Accredited Museum status in 2009 which has recently been renewed. Accreditation is 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 Museum collection and other sources such as outside museums, loan collections and local groups are held. The rest of the collection (the Reserve Collection) is stored as appropriate in drawers, boxes and cupboards. Viewing any of the collection can be arranged by appointment.
Normally 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. Due to the UK's current Covid-19 restrictions the Lace Guild is at present not open to visitors. Please email us or use the link from this website if you need to contact us.