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Museum of Industrial Archeology and Textile

Minnemeers 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 269 42 00
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Interesting museum and pleasant cafe

Very interesting museum with a nice cafe and small garden growing plants used for dyeing. On the... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2018
cleeve2017
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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Miat

This is one of the most interesting museums of gent. It recreates the city’s industrial past in its... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2018
roberto z
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Minnemeers 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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"textile industry"
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"child labor"
in 4 reviews
"temporary exhibition"
in 2 reviews
"looms"
in 8 reviews
"printing"
in 10 reviews
"cotton"
in 7 reviews
"machinery"
in 6 reviews
"weaving"
in 8 reviews
"textiles"
in 27 reviews
"flemish"
in 5 reviews
"production"
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"history"
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"technological"
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"explanation"
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"booklet"
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"belgium"
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum with a nice cafe and small garden growing plants used for dyeing. On the downside, it was very hot and dry which increased our usual museum fatigue. All displays are in Flemish with almost everything translated into English (or other languages) in...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most interesting museums of gent. It recreates the city’s industrial past in its technological and sociological dimensions. The explanations are clear and meaningful. The child labor exhibit added personal life stories, very well done and moving.

Thank roberto z
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Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Sadly this museum was a bit of a letdown. While the subject matter is fascinating and the items in the museums are interesting I could not maintain an interest due to all English information being bundled together into a minor book. Sitting reading a book...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

a very interesting view on child labour quite recently. astonishing to see that when i was a child ,this was happening next to me,in the streets where i grow up, and only now really realizing these facts . further to this quite interesting survey of...More

Thank Eric C
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

If you want to see the actual machines used, in the 20th century and before, for spinning and weaving cotton, this is the place to go. Housed in a former cotton textile factory. Gives some history of textiles from ancient Egypt up to today. Another...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2017

If you like to know a bit more about the industrial history of Ghent. Or just want to know something about the textile industry when it first came to Belgium, its nice. It also has some interesting, not permanent collections.

Thank Jozefien V
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

See how child labour was part of normal life in the old days and how a child had to provide for the family. No, it was not better in the old days.

Thank Hilde M
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

I loved this interactive museum with 5 floors to experience. Industrial machines in progress, history of city and household appliances plus interesting exhibit on child labor.

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Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the visit to this museum. Explained textile production and had a good display of everyday objects from the past. The child labour section is thought provoking. Well worth the entry fee.

Thank Ian D
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

There are three main focus points. But before that, let me say that everything is in Dutch (no English at all) so we may be off a little bit here. The three areas are: Labor issues (e.g. child labor), printing/presses, general technology advances, and textiles....More

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