Heritage Malta is celebrating International Lace Day – observed worldwide on Sunday 11th July – with an event at the Inquisitor’s Palace in Birgu on that same day.
During the event, various lace makers will be practising their craft throughout the day in the palace courtyard. Complementing this activity, there will be two guided tours of the palace – one in Maltese at 10.30am and another in English at 2.00pm.
Participants in these tours will not only learn about the Inquisitor’s Palace chequered history but will also gain useful insight into the national textile collection housed at the palace and into efforts to keep the old tradition of Maltese lace-making passed on from one generation to the next.
Participants will have the opportunity to speak to the lace makers in the palace courtyard. They may also try their hand at lace making should they wish to. Disposable gloves will be provided.
Tickets for the tours cost €6 each and may be bought online from Heritage Malta’s website: shop.heritagemalta.org. The Inquisitor’s Palace will also be open to other visitors on the day as per normal hours, that is from 10.00am till 4.30pm with the usual admission fees. All visitors are required to strictly adhere to the health authorities’ Covid-19 regulations.
10.30AM MLT – https://shop.heritagemalta.org/index.asp?eventid=775
2.00PM ENG – https://shop.heritagemalta.org/index.asp?eventid=776
International Lace Day
11 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021