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- Aliakbar-Maktabi Museum: Private museum containing a wide selection of arts and crafts of the nomad and tribal derviche sufi from Iran, and the Middle East. Features collection of Persian and Oriental rugs, carpets, kilims, brass, copper, silver, potteries, miniatures, textiles and tapestries. Includes hours and contact details. Located in Beirut, Lebanon.
- Allhallows Lace Museum: Housed in a 14th century chapel in Honiton, facility preserves the town's 400-year-old lace making industry. Includes hours, fees, details of galleries, history of building, craft demonstrations and gift shop. Located in United Kingdom.
- American Textile History Museum: Textiles, tours, and decorative arts are just a few of the exhibits and activities, including demonstrations and special events. Located in Lowell, Massachusetts.
- Antonio Ratti Textile Center - The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Met possesses one of the finest collections of textiles in the world, including archaeological fragments, silk tapestries, carpets, quilts, ecclesiastical vestments and embroidered wall panels.
- Bata Shoe Museum: Toronto's authority on historic, regional, and cultural footwear. Information and images of the collections, list of exhibitions, gift shop, programs and facility rentals, map, admission costs and hours of operation.
- Brugge Kantstad - Lace Exposition: Founded in 1970 with main purpose to continue the lace education started in Bruges in 1717 by the Sisters Apostles. Includes displays of handmade items, demonstrations, classes and visitor information. Located in Belgium. [Dutch, French and English].
- Carpet Museum Trust: Presenting the local history of woven carpets in Kidderminster. Exhibitions in The Weaver's Loft include a working handloom, steam-powered ship's whistle, scale model of a Brussels loom, a wooden model of the hand knotting "Turkey Work" upright loom and a reproduction of a mill steam engine. Located in the UK.
- Central Museum of Textiles: Overview of the museum, department guide, visitor and exhibit information. Piotrkowska, Poland. English and Polish versions available.
- Costume Collection of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa: This collection is divided into Asian, Ethnic, Hawaiian, and Western subcategories. The site has information about exhibits and the Textiles and Clothing Program.
- Costumes & Textiles: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art Costumes and Textiles department houses over 50,000 objects balanced between textiles and dress. You can view eleven beautiful pieces online.
- Dugald Costume Museum of Canada: "The Costume Museum of Canada has 35,000 artifacts related to clothing, accessories and textiles spanning over 400 years of history." The site includes information about the museum and its exhibitions and collections.
- Fashion and Textile Museum: Focuses on British and international fashion, and textile design from 1950 to the present day. Includes details of exhibits, hours, admission rates and membership. Located in London.
- Goldstein Museum of Design: Collections of costumes, textiles, decorative arts, and graphic design. Calendar of exhibitions, special projects, visitor information, donating and friends of the museum.
- Guide to Textiles Museums | MuseumStuff.com: Page devoted to providing links and resources related to textiles and costumes museums and archives.
- Handweaving Museum and Arts Center: Specializes in 20th century woven goods. Offers classes and exhibits. Located in Clayton, New York.
- Hooser Weaving Centre: Collection features hand-woven textiles, equipment, reference library and archival records of Honey Hooser, pioneer, teacher and master weaver (1894-1984), from the Canada.
- Kidderminster Carpet Museum Trust: Presenting the local history of woven carpets in Kidderminster, on the River Stour, UK. Collection houses a library of books, documents, and photographs. Includes membership details, photos, and events.
- Kyoto Costume Institute - KCI: Founded 1978. Mission statement, online archive covering 1700s-1940s, current exhibits, publications, visitor information. In-person archive research available with reservation; limited hours. [English/Japanese]
- Latimer Quilt and Textile Center: Living arts center with active quilters and weavers. It is also a quilt and textile museum with changing exhibits.
- Masson Mills Heritage Centre: Sir Richard Arkwright's 1783 mills at Matlock Bath, Derbyshire is a working textile museum.
- Mississippi Valley Textile Museum: A history of the Almonte woolen industry. Site includes a schedule of events.
- Molas- A Web Exhibition: The William Benton Museum of Art is currently showing an online exhibition of several molas from the Elisabeth Hans Collection.
- Musee de l'Impression sur Etoffes de Mulhouse: French textile and fashion museum offers online exhibits and information on location and special events. English and French.
- Museum Martí Vicenç: Exhibit of the work of Martí Vicenç', including Mallorcan fabrics Known as "Robes de Llengües".
- Museum for Textiles: "The only museum in Canada exclusively devoted to the collection, exhibition, and documentation of textiles from around the world." The site contains museum information and pictures of items in the collection.
- Museum of Purses and Handbags: Features collection of 350 items dating from 1650 to the present day. Includes hours, admission rates and directions. Located in Katoomba, Australia.
- Musée du Chapeau: Features the history of French hatmaking. English and French. Located in Monts du Lyonnais.
- Nederlands Textile Museum: Textiles in art, technology, industry and design.
- Potomac Craftsmen Gallery at the Torpedo Factory: The gallery is a "co-operative association of fiber artists." The site features information on the gallery, members, and upcoming exhibits.
- Tassenmuseum Hendrikje/Museum of Bags & Purses: Shows the history of the lady's handbag in western culture from the late Middle Ages to present day.
- Textile Museum: The Washington, DC museum devoted to the handmade textile arts. Site features information on exhibitions, educational programs, textile learning center, and shop featuring gifts from around the world.
- Textural Space: Traveling UK exhibition of contemporary Japanese textile art.
- The Costume Institute: The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents more than 75,000 costumes and accessories from seven centuries and five continents including 18th century menswear and 20th century haute couture.
- The Fabric Workshop and Museum: Only museum in the United States creating and exhibiting new work in fabric and experimental materials in collaboration with emerging and established international artists. Includes hours, fees and directions. Located in Philadelphia.
- The Museum of Costume: A world wide collection of 17th to 20th century costume, specializing in Old English dress and court fashion.
- The Sheelin Irish Lace Museum: The Sheelin Irish Lace Museum in picturesque County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland houses one of Ireland's finest displays of Antique Irish Lace, each piece carefully chosen for its intricate workmanship and quality.
- Windham Textile and History Museum: Features a virtual tour and an activities page for children. Located in Willimantic, CT.
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