The Vologda Lace Museum has been ranked ninth on the 2015 list of Russia’s best museums, published by travel websiteTripAdvisor.

The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg have been ranked Russia’s best having the world’s largest collections of Russian art.

Other museums in the top 10 are the Kizhi Federal Museum of Cultural History and Architecture in Karelia, B-413 Submarine Museum in Kaliningrad and Vadim Zadorozhny's Museum of Equipment in the Moscow Region.

The Vologda Lace Museum is in the top of the things to do in Vologda. Appropriately located near the most ancient architectural ensemble – the picturesque Vologda Kremlin, the Lace Museum was opened in autumn 2010. The museum hosts several expositions in nearly 1,500 sq m of exhibition space. The exhibition extends over two levels and covers all ages of lace-making from the early 17th century – showcasing gorgeous and rare hand-made designs, to later industrial production and through to contemporary lace presented in haute couture.

Put together throughout several years, the museum features needle and bobbin lace from the 17th century onward, of Spanish, French, German, Polish and Slovak origin, costumes and accessories of the same eras, photos and other materials covering the history of lace. The Lace Museum also provides on-going lace making classes with experienced instructors.

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Теги: Museum of Lace
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