We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of Costume and Lace

Address: Rue de la Violette 6, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 02/512-77-09
Improve this listing
54%
Ranked #150 of 323 things to do in Brussels
Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums

Hotels near Museum of Costume and Lace

Write a Review

24 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5
    8
    10
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Really elegant and glamourous! Girls would always love this place! Amazingly they display lace out of my expectations. I did not know that laces have different periods of styles.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a very small costume museum displaying fashion and lace. It's a nice quick detour, but not really worth the price since it only took about 20 minutes to complete.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Don't miss this one if you love fashion, textiles or handcrafts. Very small with lots to see. The 30's exhibit has spectacularly beautiful fashions that are so well preserved they appear brand new. Dresses, evening clothes, lingerie, bathing suits, children's clothes-it is all here, and beautifully displayed. There are a lot of lace samples in a cabinet with drawers, lots... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

On the day of my visit it was raining. I mention this because there is a) no cloakroom, and b) snooty staff who were highly dismissive of my bedraggled state. (I left my coat and hat in the umbrella rack). I paid my fee and was given a guide in English, which had to be returned at the end of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
76 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a very specialised museum which you can tell from the name. It isn't really my thing but my travelling companion wanted to go so I agreed. The clothing collection was actually quite interesting with a selection of dresses from different decades since the 1900's I think. These were sectioned into types of dresses from party wear to mourning... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ogden, UT
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
49 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I had admission included in my Brussels card and was walking right by anyway. I am not really into this sort of thing and thought that the collection was rather small. If you're into fashion and lace, I can see how this would appeal, but otherwise, not really my sort of thing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
48 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was a real highlight for me, but my partner lasted about 20 minutes before going off to search for a beer. I could have drooled for hours, but if you're not into lace it won't be for you. There is an Art Deco fashion exhibition on at the moment and I thoroughly enjoyed that, too, but check in advance... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Israel
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
92 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Besides the permanent Lace exhibition , which is fascinating I must say, there is a splendid temporary exhibition with a trubute to the 70's. Don't miss it, wheather you are a fashionista or born at that era. Notice that a ticket to his museum gives you a 1 euro discount when purchasing a ticket to the Musee de Ville at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The exhibition mainly concentrates on 70's style and includes different clothing such as wedding dresses, city style, work wordrobe, casul etc. It costs 4EUR (adult), 3EUR (student), and at the entrance they give you a booklet that describes every piece of clothing, they all are numbered as well so you can easily find it in a booklet. I was surprised... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
81 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My wife is very interested in lace and enjoyed looking through the examples of lace contained in storage drawers. The collection is not terribly large but the examples are excellent. When we visited, There was an exhibit of 1970's clothing there during our visit and that was amusing to see. If you are interested in lace, this museum is worth... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Museum of Costume and Lace also viewed

 

Been to Museum of Costume and Lace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museum of Costume and Lace staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?