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Nottingham Trent University Lace Archive Tours

Bonington Gallery

Lace Archive
Exhibitions | Public lectures

Tour times: 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm 
(tours last approx. 40 minutes)
Booking required.

Comprising of approx.75,000 items of lace, this collection is considered to be of local, national and international importance and exists as a unique resource for research, design education and teaching practice.

  • From: Saturday 17 March 2018, 11 am
  • To: Saturday 17 March 2018, 2 pm
  • Location: Bonington Gallery, Bonington building, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GG
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Event details

Nottingham Trent University's (NTU) Lace Archive is made up of items bequeathed to the University by local companies and the Nottingham Lace Federation. It includes single pieces of lace, manufacturers sample books, portfolios of photography and design, prize-winning examples from international lace competitions, as well as books on lace history and teaching aids used throughout the archive’s life.

As part of the tour visitors will have special access to view:

  • William H. Pegg’s ink drawings of lace;
  • G.W. Price’s memorial collection; and
  • The Duchess of York’s (Queen Mother) wedding lace.

Reserve your place

Tour times: 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm (tours last approx. 40 minutes)

PLEASE NOTE: These tours are now SOLD OUT.

Due to the capacity of the Lace Archive numbers are capped at six people per tour. Places are allocated on first come first served basis.

These tours are open to the public and free to attend.

Lace Unarchived exhibition

These tours are in association with Bonington Gallery's Lace Unarchived exhibition, which opens to the public from 23 February to the 29 March 2018.


For all enquiries about Bonington Gallery exhibitions and events please email us, or call +44 (0)115 848 8268. Alternatively, please visit the Bonington Gallery website.

Innovating since 1843: this event is part of a series celebrating 175 years of Nottingham Trent University.

Location details


Bonington Gallery, Bonington building


Dryden Street


Situated on the University’s City Campus, our Gallery is a short walk from Nottingham city centre. Due to our central location we don’t have visitor parking available, but public transport will bring you almost to our door.

If you’re intending to park in the city centre, the closest (and largest) facilities to our City Campus are:

Travel Info:

Visitors traveling on the tram are advised to get off at the Nottingham Trent University stop on Goldsmith Street.

Visit our travel pages for campus maps and detailed information on how to get here.

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Bonington Gallery
0115 848 8268