The Lace Museum in Plauen was opened in 1984. It islocated on the first floor of the Town Hall on Old Market Square. Theexhibition traces the seven-century-long history of the local lace - from the emergenceof this art in the town up to the present day.
The museum presents the work of laceweavers of the Middle Ages, who embroidered bed linen, clothes, curtains,officer uniforms and scarves. Here you can see the work of artists from Plauen,who brought it the Grand Prix of the World Exhibition from Paris in 1900. Ancientweaving tools, embroidery machines of the XIX century are kept in the museum,which tells about the life of the weavers and the conditions of their work. Atthe end of the visit, visitors can try themselves in artistic embroidery usingspecial equipment.