Idrija Lace School, Idrija

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Founded in 1876, this remains the world's oldest and largest lace school. Younger generations continue to learn the skill here. Tourists come for the showroom exhibits of works made by young students. Locally made items are also available for purchase. Using our world travel planner, Idrija attractions like Idrija Lace School can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The lace school started operating in Idrija in 1876. The place of the first teacher was played by Ivana Ferjančič (1850-1879). Today, about 400 schoolgirls attend the lace school as an interesting activity. The school also offers a variety of adult education. Its greatest merit lies in the successful retention of sophisticated techniques. Today you can see the various lace exhibited at the school of lace-making. The exhibition is suitable for children as adults.

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