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Call for Entries

We are very excited about the new exhibit coming in July of 2015. It will be called "Thread Around Holesand will be an exhibit of contemporary and unusual lace items in various media.

We are calling on lace-makers around the area to present their lace creations for consideration. If you have produced an unusual lace item, please think about submitting it for review. Our goal is to present lace in ways people may not have thought about before beyond just clothing and linens from a bygone era. CLICK HERE for more details about submitting your entry.

point de Gaze dress

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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.




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

Vintage Sale
March 20 & 21, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m


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.