Visit the Mounmellick Embroidery Museum

Calling all history lovers! Are you looking for something unique, yet interesting to do on your next day off? If so, make sure to visit the fantastic Mountmellick Museum on your next trip around Laois!  The building itself is steeped in history and is the site of an old mill that was originally built in 1830, reflecting the fascinating quaker past that the town holds dear.

Where can I learn about Embroidery in Ireland?

This little island has a long history of Embroidery, whether that be through hobby or work. One of the finest examples of its history can be found at the Mountmellick Museum in Co Laois!

The town became synonymous worldwide, for its unique white on white embroidery, that was being produced in mass numbers throughout the 19th century. The museum itself has secured a large selection of this famous cloth and celebrates its relationship with the town. The facility also specialises in one to one embroidery classes, which are in high demand, so booking is advised. So, what are you waiting for, if this sounds like a fascinating day out for you and your family, then make sure to visit Mountmellick Museum on your next day off!

  • Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
  • Great family day out.
  • Reasonably priced.

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