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Antique Lace Tour and Tea Party

Greater London, Inggris

Pengalaman yang diadakan oleh Ann

3 jam
Termasuk perlengkapan
Hingga 4 orang
Diselenggarakan dalam bahasa Inggris

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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 and when it was made, and for whom. The talk is suitable for both beginners and enthusiasts.

We then take a break for tea (or coffee), where we can enjoy a relaxing and chatty 'tea party' whilst I hand around items of antique lace from my personal collection, for you to examine and enjoy. A large quantity of handmade (and a few machine made) laces dating from the 17th to 20th centuries will be included.

I limit the number of participants on each tour to 4, to help everyone get the best possible ‘small group’ experience.

Please contact me prior to booking, so that I can check the current V & A covid restrictions. At present everyone needs to pre-book a timed (free but limited numbers) ticket for entry.

Private individual and group tours also available. I am also happy to arrange this event elsewhere as a tea party, with an informal chat about lace history and a chance to examine pieces from my lace collection (without the museum tour) for small groups. Please contact me to discuss.
Other things to note
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.
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 and when it was made, and for whom. The talk is suit…

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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 laces.

I also host this experience - https://www.airbnb.com/historictextiles
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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.
Sam
Februari 2020
Ann is immensely qualified to lead this tour, she is currently finishing up her Masters in this period of textiles. She took me through the Victoria and Albert (which is a large museum) and walked me to key exhibits that put the lace in perspective to human history. At the end of the tour we were able to look through a portion of her personal collection while having tea and sharing interesting stories of how they were purchased, collected, and the historical events that shaped their design through the years. A very good tour.
Ann is immensely qualified to lead this tour, she is currently finishing up her Masters in this period of textiles. She took me through the Victoria and Albert (which is a large m…
Annette
Desember 2019
Great experience if you are really into the historic uses of lace, the different kinds of lace and learning the difference between hand and machine made. Ann has lovely pieces in her own collection that I really enjoyed looking at up close and seeing how they were made.
Great experience if you are really into the historic uses of lace, the different kinds of lace and learning the difference between hand and machine made. Ann has lovely pieces in h…
Amy
Agustus 2019
Ann is really lovely and welcoming. Her willingness to share her passion and knowledge of lace was a treat. It really made the museum come to life. We would take the textile tour with her if we were staying...next time! Thanks, Ann!
Deb
Agustus 2019
Ann was lovely! I felt like I learned so much about lace that I may never have learned elsewhere. Her personal collection was amazing and absolutely worth the tour!
Holley
April 2019
Lovely experience. I learned a great deal from Ann and got to view and handle such exquisite lace! I got lucky being the only person so I could ask all the questions I wanted to. I was sorry when the session was over.
Charlotte
November 2018
I couldn't recommend this tour enough! I bought it for myself and my mum as something different to do in London and I was not disappointed. Ann's knowledge is fantastic and we learnt so much in the 3 hours strolling around the V&A. The tour also gave me a new appreciation of the museum as Ann opened up a whole new world of lace and British history. Thank you again Ann for a fabulous day!
I couldn't recommend this tour enough! I bought it for myself and my mum as something different to do in London and I was not disappointed. Ann's knowledge is fantastic and we lear…

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