Primary school education

Museums are veritable treasure troves for children. To them, the exhibited objects and activities in which they participate in a museum are often new, surprising and interesting. Because of their uninhibited imagination they experience the museum and the collection in a completely different way to adults.

Primary school education


The TextielMuseum has developed a range of alternating programmes especially for primary school children. A trip to the museum consists of a guided tour and a workshop. All programmes last 90 minutes.

Make a rope!

Rope-making is an ancient craft that dates back to prehistoric times. Ropes were used, for example, to hoist heavy stones.

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The Sashiko technique comes from Japan. It is no surprise that it is also called Japanese embroidery.

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The Museum Factory

The advent of large-scale textile manufacturing replaced the cottage weaving industry. Mills dominated the Tilburg skyline for decades.

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Discover textiles

For most children, a trip to the TextielMuseum is the first time they are introduced to the past, present and future of textile. They find out how textile forms part of their daily lives and discover all its possibilities. In the TextielLab, weaving, knitting, embroidering, tufting, laser-cutting and passementerie production techniques are demonstrated using modern computer-operated machines that transform all sorts of yarn into textile objects and artwork.

Practical information

The costs are listed per programme. Admission is free for all primary school children, teachers and accompanying parents.

To book a school excursion, fill in the booking request form. Museum excursions must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
If you wish to book for several classes at the same time, it is a good idea to make the necessary arrangements earlier because of the limited amount of space.

Terms and conditions for school excursions
Visiting a museum with young children demands a great deal from accompanying adults. Keeping a class of schoolchildren ‘under control’ usually requires several accompanying adults. The number of adults that the museum expects to accompany school excursions is listed per programme. For this reason, admission is free for all accompanying adults.

Read here the other museum rules that apply to groups of schoolchildren and students.