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Antique Lace Tour and Tea Party

Antique Lace Tour and Tea Party

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I have over 25 years experience of selling antique laces and other textiles in markets (including many years in London's famous Portobello Road market), antiques fairs and centres in the U.K, as well as abroad (in Japan for instance). I love chatting about lace and look forward to sharing my passion for the subject with you, showing you some of my personal collection of intricate handmade…
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What we’ll do

We meet at the historic Victoria and Albert Museum, where I will take you on a tour around selected galleries, focusing on antique lace, whitework, costume, portraits, and objects that relate to lace and its place within the culture of each age. During the tour I will give a brief introduction to the history of lace, using these objects to illustrate the various techniques of lace making, where…

What else you should know

A complimentary tea or coffee at the restaurant is included in the experience price. Private tours are available for individuals or groups. Please message me for details.

What I’ll provide

Equipment
Pieces of antique lace I’ll be bringing at least 30 pieces of gorgeous antique lace from my collection, dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

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Where you'll be

We start at London's Victoria and Albert Museum in Knightsbridge. It's a fascinating venue, and the largest museum in the world dedicated solely to applied and decorative arts. After the tour we will adjourn to the V & A's historic and beautifully decorated cafe for our relaxing 'tea party' and lace chat.

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Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

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Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. This experience is just as suitable for complete beginners, with no prior knowledge of the subject, as it is for lace makers and collectors. Everyone is welcome to attend! Accessibility Information The…

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A complimentary tea or coffee at the restaurant is included in the experience price. Private tours are available for individuals or groups. Please message me for details.
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Antique Lace Tour and Tea Party
18 reviews
From €31/person
18 reviews
From €31/person