Please note: TextielMuseum is closed due to a lockdown in the Netherlands. Read more about the current situation in the museum here.
Guided tour Industrialisation
The history of the textile industry in Tilburg
What was it like, in the earlier days, in a textile factory? How were textiles produced before there were factories? What does the term ‘Kruikenzeiker’ (jug pisser) mean? During this tour, all these questions will be answered. You will visit the Woollen Blanket Factory with the steam engine and the DamaskWeaving and special attention will be paid to the building, which originally was a textile factory.
The TextielLab is the ‘beating heart’ of the museum; an innovative workshop where research and experiment are main pillars. Every day, our experts work on extraordinary textile products together with designers and artists. Walking through the Lab, you will be introduced to all techniques available: weaving, knitting, laser-cutting, embroidery and tufting.
Every year, the TextielMuseum offers four exhibitions. Our tour guide will take you to the collection – and the theme exhibition (with a focus on textile art, design or fashion) and tell you about the making process of several objects. Of course, the TextielLab plays an important role in this as well.
Guided tours are provided in Dutch. English tours are possible upon request.
If you want to book a guided tour, please use the application form. An application for a tour can be submitted up to two weeks before the chosen date. Groups over 60 participants and/or comprehensive programs will have to sign up earlier.
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