While there we also visited the Discovery Centre, which houses some beautiful examples of exquisite handmade lace:
Can you imagine how many hours went into these pieces?
Back in the days when "well to do" ladies had servants to cook and clean ......leaving them not much but the "genteel" arts to pass the time with (or so I imagine!).
The museum will be closing for renovations from mid 2016 and reopening in 2020. Better get down quick if you want a closer look!