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Antique Lace Museum Tour

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road

London

SW7 2RL

United Kingdom

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Explore the fascinating history of handmade antique lace with an antique textiles specialist.

We meet in the foyer of the Victoria and Albert Museum, where I will take you on a walking tour around selected galleries, focusing on antique lace, whitework, costume, portraits, and other objects that relate to lace and its place within the culture of each age. During the tour I will outline the history of lace, using objects in the museum to illustrate the various techniques of lace making, where and when it was made, and for whom.

We will stop for a short break during the tour, at which time I will show you a handful of small items from my personal collection of antique laces, including pieces dating from the 17th to 20th centuries. The talk is suitable for both complete beginners and for enthusiasts, and I look forward to sharing my love of the subject with you.

I have over 25 years experience of selling antique laces (particularly Victorian lace and accessories), plus other textiles, in markets (including many years in London's famous Portobello Road market), major antiques fairs, and centres in the U.K as well as abroad (in Japan for instance). I enjoy chatting about lace and would love to share my love of the subject with you, showing you some of my personal collection of intricate handmade laces.


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This talk is not really suitable for young children. I suggest a minimum age of 12 years, for accompanied children. Unfortunately there are no child discounts on this tour, as places are limited.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact me directly via the website info@antiquelacelady.com

www.antiquelacelady.com

Please do also look out for my Antique Needlework Museum Tour, which also takes place at the V&A.

What's the refund policy?

A full refund will be given for cancellations up to 24 hours before the commencement time of the talk. Refunds will not normally be given within 24 hours of the start time of the event.

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road

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SW7 2RL

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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