Dentelles au fil du temps
Sponsor: l’Amicale des Dentellières du Locle,
Dates: May 1 to October 31, 2013
Location: Musée d’Horlogerie du Locle
Château des Monts, Rte. des Monts 65, CH-2400 Le Locle, Switzerland
Web sites: http://www.mhl-monts.ch/en/expo_7
Telephone: +41(0)32 93116 80
Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 to 17:00
Entrance fees: adults CHF 10, groups (min 10) CHF 9
Seniors and disabled: CHF 8, groups CHF 7
Students 16-25, Youth 10-16: CHF 5, groups CHF 4
Children under 10 free
Family rate, parents + children: CHF 22
This exhibition is in celebration of the 30th anniversary of l’Amicale des Dentellières du Locle. They will be demonstrating lacemaking on all Saturdays and Sundays from 14:00 to 17:00.
Le Locle is in the great lacemaking center of the Canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Lace was exported from Le Locle as early as 1650. Around 1770 there were 726 lacemakers in Locle compared to 331 watchmakers. Around 1840 watchmaking activities superseded lacemaking, and the lace industry essentially died.