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Please contact the museum if you have lace to submit for our next exhibit Thread Around Holes, featuring modern lacemakers. More information here.


point de Gaze dress

Click here for information about our Friday June 5 Mary Schiffmann e-book release party.

Current Display: Lacy Beginnings


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The Lace Museum is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1981. It is one of two museums devoted solely to lace in the western part of the United States and showcases an extensive collection of lace and lace tools. The museum houses hundreds of tools, lace examples, books and other materials covering the history of lace, provides on-going lace making classes with experienced instructors, is staffed entirely by volunteers and is supported by donations, Friends of the Museum, the Lace Museum Guild and sales from the gift shop.

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552 S. Murphy Ave.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086 --- 408-730-4695


Open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
No general admission fee. *** Also open by appointment

Tours available for groups of 6 or more with a suggested donation of $3.00 per person. In order for us to accommodate your group, please notify us at least one day in advance.

Holiday hours:


The museum will be closed for exhibit change

June 21-26 ; gift shop remains open, but no tours and no exhibit.

July 28 - August 1 - closed during IOLI Convention



Please note: We anticipate a staffing shortage and may experience museum closings in the future. If this is a problem for you, please consider volunteering.


Special Events

You are cordially invited!
The Lace Museum invites you to a party for the e-book release of The Lacey Knitting of Mary Schiffmann. You will be given a discount coupon as a party favor!
Friday June 5
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
552 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale

Click here for more information


Volunteers needed for Hands On the Arts

May 16, 2015
Sunnyvale Community Center

Click here for more information

Exclusive offering- New reprints of two books by Cathy Belleville - Rosalibre Bobbin Lace ($38 + $5.95 shipping) and Chrysanthemum Lace ($38 +5.95 shipping) CA residents must add sales tax.