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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Museum of Costume and Lace

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Rue de la Violette 6, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 2 512 77 09
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$26.01*
and up
The Brussels Card
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 71 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Exquisite costumes and interesting history

We visited the wedding exhibition and found it charming and extensive. Both historic gowns, haute couture and stunning lace. The wedding trinkets and gifts were a lovely touch.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lusy S
,
Burghead, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 42: English reviews
Burghead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the wedding exhibition and found it charming and extensive. Both historic gowns, haute couture and stunning lace. The wedding trinkets and gifts were a lovely touch.

Helpful?
Thank Lusy S
Toronto
Level Contributor
54 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely, small museum easily navigated, but I didn't see an elevator. Exhibit was on the history of marriage, so museum filled with wedding dresses through the centuries starting from the 1700s. Cost was €8 for adults, free for those under 18 years, and EC teachers are free too, just show your teacher card. The web site just says teachers,... More 

Helpful?
Thank coolcatToronto
Aldie, Virginia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

This museum won't appeal to everyone, but for those interested in lace-making, it is a treasure. Cabinets with pull-out drawers hold many specimens of lace from different places and in different styles and techniques. There is also a space for rotating exhibits, currently on wedding dresses and accessories.

Helpful?
Thank Virginia_Elizabeth
Sacramento, CA
Level Contributor
65 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This little Museum was delightful! It had tons of handmade lace to view and a special exposition about weddings through the last few centuries, which was really interesting!

Helpful?
Thank mazbarth
Garner, North Carolina
Level Contributor
75 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

My sister was enamored with the lace displays--she does bobbin lacing. I enjoyed the dresses from the 1830's thru the 1890s. However, the clothing exhibits change regularly. Check their website to find out what is being shown besides the lace.

Helpful?
Thank NCdianab
Davisburg, Michigan
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the lace museum's detailed video of the history of lace, as well as exquisite historic pieces portraying the types of lace. No wonder it was a sign of wealth. Venice lace is needle and thread and there are still a handful of ladies who sit in the museum to show you what they're doing (but if you don't... More 

Helpful?
Thank becky m
orlando fl
Level Contributor
223 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

A small cozy museum. On the top floor ias the lace museum with explanations and examples of all sorts of lace. The lower floors had a temporary exhibition about crinolines the was interesting and well presented. It is just behind the Grand Place.

Helpful?
Thank debsteroonie
Wisconsin
Level Contributor
33 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

I love fashion and history and I this was a great place to get a combination of the two. It was definitely worth the visit - it's hidden off a side street near the Grand Place so it's a little difficult to find but definitely something unique that you won't see in many other cities. They even have a place... More 

Helpful?
Thank Emily Y
Canada
Level Contributor
62 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

If you're at all interested in fashion and lace, this is a nice quick stop for you. The museum is well priced, layed out nicely, and full of beautiful pieces.

Helpful?
Thank 1canadianbear
Teramo, Italy
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Entrance was only 4 euros. You get to see old dresses and huge skirts. There is a place for you to try it even! You can have fun yaking photos. It has a painting area for kids. Great for family and friends. Toilets are clean.

Helpful?
Thank elernes

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

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim 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?