The Powerhouse Museum Lace Study Centre provides access to about 300 of the most significant examples of handmade lace in the Powerhouse Museum’s collection.
The Powerhouse has been collecting lace for more than a century and has one of the best collections in Australia, ranging from fine handmade lace from the late 1500s to more recent machine-made pieces.
Visit the Lace Study Centre to view different styles of lace from all over the world and find out more from the volunteer lace enthusiasts who staff the centre.
Everyone with a passion for these intricate and extraordinary textiles, including lacemakers, embroiderers, students and designers, is invited to use this unique resource.
Open: 10.30 am -1.30 pm Monday to Saturday