Industrial lace making techniques were imported from Britain at the beginning of the 19th century and Calais became, and remained, the French capital of mechanical lace making for over two centuries.
A series of displays chart the history of lace making, the development of lace making techniques, its impact on the social and economic history of the region and the ways in which lace has been used in fashion, from 1850 to the present.
Quai du Commerce
Telephone : 00 33 3 21 00 42 30
- view of the museum
- embroidery weaving loom in another Calais factory
- series of dress models from 1920, 1970 and 2004