10 min en voiture
de la Cité du Dragon

Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode
135 Quai du Commerce
62100 Calais

For all audiences

Free parking around the museum

Shop and restaurant on site

A modern museum, showcase of the symbol of French luxury

La Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode, située dans le quartier Saint Pierre à Calais, est un lieu de référence international qui retrace l’évolution de l’industrie de la dentelle, ancrée dans l’histoire même de la ville. Ce site industriel, en activité jusqu’en 2000, est un des derniers témoins des usines « collectives » de Calais. Symbole reconnu du luxe à la française, la dentelle a influencé Calais et contribué au façonnement de la partie Sud de l’agglomération.

© Fred Collier – Ville de Calais

Fashion museum and industrial museum

Located at the heart of an authentic lace factory from the 1870s, the place combines the role of a fashion museum and an industrial museum by promoting techniques, lingerie and haute couture, but also the most contemporary aspects of this high-end textile. The exhibition galleries are divided into 5 spaces over 2,500 m2. Collections of dresses and accessories signed by great couturiers such as Poiret, Paquin, Dior, Givenchy or Chanel are exhibited as well as lingerie models.

© Fred Collier – Ville de Calais

Permanent and temporary exhibitions

The Museum of Lace and Fashion is a must-see when visiting Calais. It offers permanent exhibitions in large galleries, but also temporary exhibitions that give pride of place to today’s creators. Not to be missed under any circumstances, the highlight of the visit: the operation of the lace looms. Discover this profession told with passion and finish your visit in front of the cast iron machines that give birth to this exceptional fabric!

The Museum of Lace and Fashion offers many activities throughout the year for adults or children. The program includes cultural activities for families, exchanges-meetings, textile workshops, guided tours, as well as artistic interventions and shows. And why not let yourself be tempted by the introductory workshops in lace-making techniques and fashion and design creation!