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Costume and Lace museum – Wedding dress story

I discovered the Costume and Lace museum a few years ago – ever since, I go there regularly as they have rotating exhibitions of all kinds of dresses and lace.

This year the exhibition is about wedding dresses. I was a bit suspicious about this theme but my curiosity was bigger, so I headed there and… learned a lot!

What I like about this museum is the explanation given in the small booklet (in either English, French or Dutch) given to you at the entrance desk. There you can read the history of the dresses you see but also the history of wedding dresses. Do you know why they are white? Do you know when gender equality in marriage was achieved? And the history of the bouquet? You see? You have plenty to learn!

And when you reach the top floor… you can try on some wedding dresses (for women, but also for men and kids): I did it and had lots of fun, especially when I showed the pictures to my friends!

Tip of the day: the museum is free on the 1st Sunday of the month. So head there with your friends and imagine you’re a bride for a day!

Exhibition ends on 9th September 2017.

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Details about this spot



Rue de la Violette 12 , Brussels

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Opening Times

Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00


Entrance adults: € 8


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)