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Texture

Noordstraat 28, Kortrijk 8500, Belgium
+32 56 27 74 70
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A dry subject brought to life

This fascinating exhibition brings to life the rather dry subject of linseed, flax and linen... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2018
Brian S
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
How to make the seemingly mundane, exciting!

How do you make a product like flax interesting? Well - the lovely people at Texture have done just... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
suffolksalami
,
Woodbridge
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TEXTURE tells the story of the flax and linen industry. A story about strong roots, about craftsmanship and entrepreneurship, about daring innovations and constantly re-inventing oneself.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Noordstraat 28, Kortrijk 8500, Belgium
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

This fascinating exhibition brings to life the rather dry subject of linseed, flax and linen, tracing the many historical rises and falls of the source of Flanders' wealth around the River Leie. The big surprise is how linen fibres are now rivalling carbon fibre in...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

How do you make a product like flax interesting? Well - the lovely people at Texture have done just that. It is an interactive, multi-sensory museum with things for all ages to do. We went in with low expectations, but came out with big grins...More

Thank suffolksalami
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised of this museum. We stayed there for 2 hours. A lot to learn about flax. Three levels to visit. First level is feel, taste and see. Second level is the history of flax. Third level is the treasure room with lace...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Who would have thought that Flax had such an interesting history? This museum gives details which could interest anyone who loves history, sociology or just how versatile flax is. Textle students would love it. The exhibits are really well set out with many films and...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

A wonderful museum for those interested in textiles and in peoples' ability to adapt to changing times. The museum concentrates on the uses of flax and also the history of growing it in the surrounding area. There are excellent written commentaries in 4 languages so...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2016

Flax museum interesting from the flax growing up to the manufacturing of the linen fabric! This is worth visiting and have a good beer afterwords in the really nice pub.

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Reviewed July 31, 2016

Located somewhat outside the historic city centre, but still easy walking distance, is this new museum in an old textile factory. On the ground floor the details about the plant, harvest, preparation and (modern) uses are given. Nothing of this plant is wasted, which is...More

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

A very interesting museum, where every one will be happy having visited it. History of flax in all aspects: agriculture, factories...really everithing. A must for whom is visiting the south of West-Flanders.

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Reviewed February 9, 2016

Nice if you are interested in the history of flax like what they used to make with it and how it was processed.

Thank David A
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Reviewed August 13, 2015

This museum shows and tells the history of the linnen industry along the river Lys and in Kortrijk and the surrounding area. The ground floor is interactive with nice tactile elements; the first floor shows how people grew and treated flax and produced linnen; the...More

Thank Marianne V
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