Over 15,000 bobbin lace objects are kept in the Museum of Lace in Vamberk. This small town's history is tightly connected to lacemaking: in the 19th century, almost every local household made lace, local merchants travelled to present them at fairs, and the first Czech lacemaking school was established here in 1889. The craft was passed from generation to generation, leaving behind a vast heritage which was formalised, in 1929, when the Museum of Lace was founded.
Its Art Deco building is itself worth visiting. Designed by the architect Oldřich Liska and built in 1916, it is a heritage-listed structure. Within its walls, visitors can admire both historical and contemporary lace pieces. From little bobbin lace patterns to large two-metre structures, from home accessories to dress and shoes, as well as unique collections made for EXPOs (1958 and 1967). The museum presents the lace mastery from the 18th to the 21st century – as well as organising various events, including the Czech Lace Biennale.