Visitors info

Group guided tours

Do you want to visit the museum with fifteen people or more? Book a group visit. If your group is booked in advance, the group members can be admitted faster and go around the museum together. Make your group visit more enjoyable and interesting with one of our guided tours. 

Please note: due to measures against coronavirus, we do not offer tours for groups, but digital tours and private tours are available on request (please send an email to

Group guided tours

Looking for an inspirational company outing? Or a day out with for all the family? Or are you planning to visit the museum with a group? Book one of our special guided tours:

Guided tour Industrialisation

The history of the textile industry in Tilburg

What did it used to be like in a textile factory? How did people used to make textiles? Where does the term ‘Kruikenzeiker‘ (Jug Pisser) come from? During this guided tour, all these questions are answered. You will pay an extensive visit to the Woollen Blanket Factory with our fully restored steam engine and Damask workshop. And we will tell you more about the museum building, which was originally a textile factory.

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Guided tour temporary exhibitions

Focus on design, art or fashion

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.

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Guided tour TextielLab

Watch an artist at work

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.

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English tour


Our guided tours are normally given in Dutch. You can ask to have a guided tour in English via the booking request form.


If you plan to visit the museum with a group, please note that we offer a wide range of catering options, for example, a reception with coffee, tea and pastries, a group lunch or drinks after your visit. Contact us for more information.

Booking requests

To book a guided tour, fill in the booking request form. Guided tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance. When booking for a large group or an extensive programme, it is a good idea to make all the necessary arrangements earlier because of the limited amount of space.

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Terms and conditions for museum visitors

The standard museum rules apply when visiting the museum in groups. Click here to view the museum rules.