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Museum of Industrial Archeology and Textile

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Address: Minnemeers 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32(0)9 269 42 00
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Technology of tissues and filaments

Very interesting place that helps to understand how cotton and other textiles are made, It is located in the former textile factory and provide possibility to see devices that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
YuriyGagarin
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Moscow, Russia
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Seattle, WA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really, despite some other reviews, skip it unless you speak Flemish. There is NO information in English except for a handout per floor, which if you're very patient and very interested you could sync up to the actual museum exhibit, but that would have been way too much effort for me. It's also quite small.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting place that helps to understand how cotton and other textiles are made, It is located in the former textile factory and provide possibility to see devices that were used before. So after all you can understand how the cotton flower becomes a re final product/good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Clearly this is a well curated museum, unfortunately we don't speak Flemish. Nonetheless, interesting to see the cotton milling machines. Even without explanation you get a sense of how textile manufacturing works. Probably best for Flemish speaking school groups. I'd skip this museum in favor of another of the museums, perhaps the design museum.

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1 Thank jjans986
Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We were there for a temporary exhibition on the belgian email industrie with a lot of beautiful examples on the walls, explanation on how it is done and just fun to explore. For only 6 euro's you can also see the permanent exhibition. under 25 it's only 2 euro. Amai email is tilll 26/6

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

GO, if you love either weaving or printing or enamel signage, because they have a HUGE selection of looms and printing presses, all beautifully restored, plus an entire gallery devoted to 'enamel', which contains hundreds of enamel signs (and kitchen ware). I am in awe of the time and effort it must have taken to preserve the looms and presses,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

The second time we've been here and again we thought it was brilliant. Now, if there is a downside it has to be that not all of the information is easily accessible if you do not speak or read Flemish but the visual displays are great and there is plenty of english material available. Some of the displays take you... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We probably wouldn't have visited here, but decided to go as it was included with the Ghent City Card which we had purchased. There was an interesting eclectic mix of exhibits in the old textile mill. It's just a shame that there weren't more explanatory texts in English or other languages.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

We sort of stumbled upon information about this museum while we were researching our upcoming trip to Ghent. What a surprise! We had a fantastic time in this place. Everything is written in multiple languages thanks to guidebooks that are placed on the different floors. Industry and Textiles will sound pretty boring to most people. But they take you through... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

technology history of weaving, spinning, there are old looms, still working, an original mule Jenny etc...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We went here on a wet morning to escape the weather and were pleasantly surprised. Good exhibits of the Belgian textile industry.

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