Lace Market Centre
Nottingham's Lace Market Centre is situated in the heart of a protected heritage area of the city, which has undergone exciting regeneration in recent years. The old Victorian warehouses in the area have been turned into stylish residential units, trendy bars or restaurants. Once a thriving local industry, lace was manufactured on a large scale in Nottingham after the invention of the framework machine in 1589. At the Lace Market Centre, visitors can find out all about lace-making and its impact on society, through a series of exhibitions, demonstrations and audio-visual presentations. There is also a lace shop and popular coffee bar at the centre.