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Textile Museum

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Address: Goirkestraat 96, 5046 GN Tilburg, The Netherlands
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+31 13 536 7475
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Unique museum experience; very real-life like!

If in Tilburg, or the area, don't miss out on this one!! Sort never went here, even though I've been living in Tilburg for 14 years now; and I must admit I was pleasantly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If in Tilburg, or the area, don't miss out on this one!! Sort never went here, even though I've been living in Tilburg for 14 years now; and I must admit I was pleasantly surprised. Great exhibition, partly interactive, so not like your average museum experience. Great building too!! and the do have a really nice cafe/restaurant and shop; don't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

One of my favourites is the old factory part where machines are still roaring. Fun to do with kids on a Sunday when there are volunteers available to help knit on a machine and to explain how the old machines work. Impressive steem machine is under construction at the moment, but still interesting. Then the Lab and the other exhibitions:... More 

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Thank Ellij R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

And old fabric transformed into a museum but also a workplace, you can see the machines working and with luck, have someone to explain the use of each machine, the method of mixed colours of another part of the process. The exhibitions are very interessant ! they show mainly the use of different technics and materials and show the transformation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

I must admit having been a bit apprehensive going into this place and I was pleasantly surprised. There I found myself amazed of the similarity between street organs with cardboard 'software' and looms that had there 'computer code' also in cardboard form. Amazing. Then there was the central engine with a clever system of transporting that rotating energy to other... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The museum is in a old factory, where you still can see how a steamengine supported the moving of machines. Besides the machines it also gives a history of textile manufacturing in the early 20th century. It is also possible to weave your own ideas. Children can do a textile workshop.

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Thank obelips
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Suberb living museum with a caring and competent staff who take much care in helping understand the many and varied working exhibits. Excellent cafe. All good.

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Thank Red N
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

My hobby is textiles in all it's forms and my hope was that this would be a good place to feed my passion. Most of the museum was of interest but not a lot charged my imagination. Maybe my timing was off by arriving before the summer exhibits were in place. Possibly later in the year the exibits would have... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

It is interesting to see how was done, and what they can do now with the same machines different materials

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

A colourful journey through weaving and textile. Even when not specifically interested in textile. A lively exhibition with old and (very) modern weaving stations. The soft woolen scarfs sold in the shop are a bit pricey, but worth every cent.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

The old building is wonderful. I expected more information about the history of it all. There's a little, but it's mostly new exhibitions from new designers and craftsmen. That was nice too, but I think it's more exiting if you're into that kind of art. Else, it's a lot of the same. The "TextielLab" was great though. There you can... More 

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