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Welcome to The Lace Museum and Guild Website



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The Lace Museum is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1981. It is one of two museums devoted solely to lace in the western part of the United States and showcases an extensive collection of lace and lace tools. The museum houses hundreds of tools, lace examples, books and other materials covering the history of lace, provides on-going lace making classes with experienced instructors, is staffed entirely by volunteers and is supported by donations, Friends of the Museum, the Lace Museum Guild and sales from the gift shop.

This site is donated by Goodman Graphics and Paula Harten

552 S. Murphy Ave.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086 --- 408-730-4695


Open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
No general admission fee. *** Also open by appointment

Tours available for groups of 6 or more with a suggested donation of $3.00 per person. In order for us to accommodate your group, please notify us at least one day in advance.

Holiday hours:


Closed for July 4

Closed for convention Aug 5-9


Please note: During the week before a new exhibit opens docents will be occupied, as the display will be in transition, but the gift shop will be open.


The Lace Museum and

The San Mateo County Fair!


Please help us make Lace a big part of the display at the 2014 San Mateo County Fair by entering your hand made lace!  (All types of lace are eligible: Bobbin, Needle, Tape, Tatting, Knitting, Crochet, Teneriffe, and Netted). You can also volunteer to help sit at the booth and demonstrate or talk about lace!


The San Mateo County Fair Creative Arts Department online entry form will be available at the fair website in mid-February at https://sanmateocountyfair.com/contests/departments/home-arts. You may enter 2 pieces in any one class. There is no residency requirement for the San Mateo County Fair, the pieces must not have been previously entered in the fair, and must be hand delivered and picked up from the fair.  Pieces do not have to have been completed in 2013 or 2014 to be eligible, earlier pieces may be entered. You may deliver and pick up your own piece(s) or take advantage of The Lace Museum’s delivery service.  The entry fee is $2 per piece payable to the Fair.


Assistance in completing the online registration forms will be available at The Lace Museum during regular business hours April 1 – May 7 (Tuesday through Saturday 11 – 4).


Lace items may be mailed or dropped off at the museum the week of May 19 – 24 (again during regular business hours Tu – Sa, 11 – 4).  If you are shipping an item, please insure it and pay for tracking and include return postage and insurance. And let us know by phone or email that it is coming!

 408 - 730 - 4695 or lacemuseum@gmail.com

(Lace only please – The Lace Museum will not deliver items for other classes)


Pieces will be delivered to the fair on May 27 or 28.

They will be displayed at the Fair June 7 – 15.

Pieces must be picked up at the museum June 17 -21.  You may pick up your free fair entry tickets at the museum from May 29 to June 14 during regular business hours. 


If you want to use the museum delivery and pick up service for your lace, a form will be available here and at the museum.