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The Lace Guild

Celebrating the art of handmade lace in all its forms. The Lace Guild is a membership organisation for anyone interested in lacemaking.  

The Guild's headquarters is based at The Hollies in Stourbridge. The Hollies contains a well appointed library, probably the most comprehensive lace library in the world and a collection of lace and lace-related items which has been recognised through the designation of The Hollies as an accredited museum.


The Hollies hosts a series of exhibitions throughout the year. Visit their website for details of their latest exhibition. 

Both members and non-members are welcome to visit The Hollies. Entrance is free but donations are welcome.

Car parking

There is a small car park at The Hollies, in addition to parking on Junction Road. There is also a car park at the Red House Glass Cone, which is a short distance along the A491, which visitors to The Hollies are welcome to use.  Why not combine a visit to the Red House Glass Cone, where there is a lovely coffee house and more to see. It is also where the Lace Guild also has a small exhibition case that is also themed and changed regularly.  

Opening times

Exhibition room is open to visitors Wednesday to Friday 10am-3pm and on the first Saturday of each month from 10am-3pm February to November. Groups of 5 or more are asked to contact in advance.

On the first Saturday opening in February/May/August/November we have a lace museum curator on duty to identify and inform about lace bought in e.g. type, origin, care and storage.

We can arrange special group visits on the open days with notice given, subject to size of group and availability of volunteers. Please phone The Hollies - the Lace Guild headquarters.


The Lace Guild
The Hollies
53 Audnam

01384 390739


The Lace Guild
The Lace Guild