Primary school

Primary school

Museums are true treasure chambers to children. To them, the objects and activities that one can find in a museum are surprising and interesting at the same time. Thanks to their unrestrained phantasy, they are intrigued by a museum and its collection in a completely different way than adults are. The TextielMuseum is such a place.

For most children, the TextielMuseum is a first introduction to the world of textile. They get to know the way textile is produced, from weaving, knitting, embroidering, tufting, laser-cutting and passementerie to modern computer-operated machines and techniques. It is a place where all sorts of yarn become textile objects and art.

Especially for young children, we developed programs that contain a guided tour and a workshop. A complete program takes 1,5 hour; some are especially for junior classes, some for senior classes.

Conditions school visit

Young children on a school visit need guidance. Per program, we indicate how many people we expect to guide the group. These supervisors do not have to pay the entrance fee.

Please read our museum rules here.

Make a cord junior classes
Sashiko      mid/senior classes
The Museum Factory   senior classes
Felting mid/senior classes

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Make a cord

Guided tour TextielLab and workshop cord making

Cord making is an old craft; it has been used since prehistoric times. Cords were used to hoist heavy stones. Nowadays, cords are still used in different fields, for example in the shipping industry. A cord needs to be strong and flexible, as it is used for binding. In the passementerie department of the museum students see how a cord is made. Different yarns are being used. During the workshop, the children work in pairs to create a cord of their own. All cords together form a piece of art. At the TextielLab, they get an impression of the modern textile machinery.

First, the whole class gets instructions for the workshop. After that, the group will be divided into two groups. The first griup starts at the lab, the second group with robe making, guided by a museum teacher, a school teacher and parents. After 45 minutes, they switch.

Target group                                   junior classes
Duration 1,5 hour
Costs € 100,- per class
Specifics  4 supplementary adults are required

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Sashiko

Guided tour TextielLab and workshop Japanese embroidery

The Sashiko technique comes from Japan; it is no surprise that it is also called Japanese embroidery. It is applied to clothing or fabric that is damaged. Apart from the practical repairing, the technique also adds beautiful, often artistic, patterns to the fabric. Students learn different embroidery stitches in order to make a Sashiko pattern. Every child makes its own Sashiko fabric. At the TextielLab they get a tour through the modern machinery and they see how yarn is made.

First, the whole class gets instructions for the workshop. After that, the group will be divided into two groups. The first group starts at the lab, the second group with robe making, guided by a museum teacher, a school teacher and parents. After 45 minutes, they switch.

Target group                               mid/senior classes
Duration 1,5 hour
Costs € 100,- per class
Specifics 4 supplementary adults are required

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Museum Factory

Experiencing the industrial past. Guided tour Woollen Blanket Factory and workshop weaving

The textile industry was a flourishing industry that removed the looms from homes and provided Tilburg its street scene. At the end of the 19th century Tilburg owned 145 textile factories. Most of them do not exist anymore. Some of the factories, however, remained. The TextielMuseum is one of them. It is accommodated in a former textile factory and brings the textile past to life. Students go through textile history by visiting the Woollen Blanket Factory, where they see how wool was made into a blanket. They get assignments and watch the steam engine work.

First, the whole class gets instructions for the workshop. After that, the group will be divided into two groups. The first group starts at the lab, the second group with robe making, guided by a museum teacher, a school teacher and parents. After 45 minutes, they switch.

Target group             senior classes
Duration 1,5 hour
Costs € 100,- per class
Specifics 4 supplementary adults are required.

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Felting

Guided tour and workshop felting

Wool can be felted by using soapy water, warmth and rubbing. The scales of the wool will attach to each other. Main ingredients for this workshop are warm water, soap and hands to rub. Students will work with different colours of carded wool and end up with a beautiful felt product.

In the TextielLab, where beautiful textile products are made with extraordinary yarns, students get a tour through all modern machinery.

First, the whole class gets instructions for the workshop. After that, the group will be divided into two groups. The first group starts at the lab, the second group with robe making, guided by a museum teacher, a school teacher and parents. After 45 minutes, they switch.

Target group  mid/senior classes
Duration  1,5 hour
Costs        € 100,- per class
Specifics At least 4 supplementary adults are required

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