Tours & Talks

Guided tours
For an exclusive insight into Lost in Lace, take a curator-led tour with Lesley Millar MBE, Professor of Textile Culture at the University for the Creative Arts. Tours cost £2 and will be held on the following dates, (no booking is required).

  • Saturday 21 January, 12 – 1pm

Booking a group visit
Self-led group visits are free.
Groups of 40 or more must book their visit in advance.
To book, contact Anna on (0121) 303 9415 or email:

Private tours for groups and students
A private one hour tour is an excellent way to make the most of your visit to Lost in Lace. Tailored tours can be arranged for £50.
To book, contact Anna on (0121) 303 9415 or email:


Your Space

Feeling creative or keen to learn more? Try finger knitting, create your own paper lace pattern, browse the exhibition catalogue, explore architectural projects inspired by lace, all within Your Space, a learning and activity zone within the exhibition.
Download the Gallery map to help plan your trip.

Family Activity

A Lace Trail takes you through the picture galleries, highlighting lace depicted in clothing and costumes in works of art from different centuries.


Activity Sheets

Try these 3 worksheets to make some lacy creations of your own. The materials you need are easy to find. Watch out though, finger knitting is dangerously addictive!

These activity sheets are courtesy of Craft Club - a national campaign that champions craft available free-of-charge to schools/venues in England. Find out more...


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