Secondary education

Secondary education

The TextielMuseum offers a wide range of secondary school activities, such as workshops and guided tours. These activities are in line with the students’ interests and often result in surprising and enthusiastic responses. They will be intrigued by the history of the Woollen Blanket Factory, are surprised by the modern techniques and machinery at the TextielLab and join the workshops with passion. By offering inspiring mornings and afternoons, we know how to get younger generations involved.

Overview guided tours

Guided tour TextielLab
Guided tour Industrialisation
Guided tour From Fibre to Fabric
Guided tour Temporary Exhibitions


Overview workshops

Workshop Sashiko
Workshop Woven Stories
Workshop Design a Line
Workshop Felt
Workshop 'Textielwarenkast' (raw materials)


General information

The TextielMuseum offers the possibility to create your own program. It is very easy to combine workshops and tours.

Costs
You find the costs per program. You always pay the entrance fee. For secondary school students, this is € 2,75, or € 2,25 with a CKV/CJP card. Supervisors do not have to pay the fee.

Groups
The maximum number of students for a workshop or tour is 15. Groups bigger than 75 students will need a coordinator from the museum, costs: € 50,- per hour.
 

Guided tour TextielLab

Watch an artist at work
The TextielLab is the ‘beating heart’ of the museum; an innovative workshop where research and experiment are main pillars. Every day, our experts work on extraordinary textile products together with designers and artists. Walking through the Lab, you will be introduced to all techniques available: weaving, knitting, laser-cutting, embroidery and tufting.

Duration        1 hour
Costs € 50,- (excl. entrance fee)


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Guided tour Industrialisation

The history of the textile industry in Tilburg
What was it like, in the earlier days, in a textile factory? How were textiles produced before there were factories? What does the term ‘Kruikenzeiker’ (jug pisser) mean? During this tour, all these questions will be answered. You will visit the Woollen Blanket Factory with the steam engine, and the DamaskWeavery and special attention will be paid to the building, which originally was a textile factory.

Duration        1 hour
Costs € 50,- (excl. entrance fee)


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Guided tour From Fibre to Fabric

To get a good understanding of the weaving and knitting techniques, it is important to know the different stages of the production process. This tour starts with a raw fibre and guides you via the carding and spinning technique to the loom and weaving machine and the knitting machine where the end results become visible.

Duration        1 hour
Costs € 50,- (excl. entrance fee)


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Guided tour Temporary Exhibitions

Every year, the TextielMuseum offers four exhibitions (link). Our guide will take you to the collection and the theme exhibition (with a focus on textile art, design or fashion) and tell you about the making process of several objects. Of course, the TextielLab plays an important role in this as well.

Duration        1 hour
Costs € 50,- (excl. entrance fee)


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Workshop Sashiko

Sashiko is a Japanese repairing technique that is developed by the Japanese working class in the 17th century. Main goal of this technique is to repair, but the stitches and special patterns also form a sort of protection of the fabric.

During the workshop, students will try this technique themselves. They learn different stitches, draw modern sashiko patterns and embroider the pattern on the fabric. Shape, technique and material are main themes in this workshop.

Duration              1 hour
Costs  € 50,- (excl. entrance fee)
Preparation  € 50,- per workshop, per day
Material  € 1,- per person


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Workshop Woven Stories

Weaving, self-reflection, use of materials
Students get to know different basic weaving techniques  and learn to express themselves by using different techniques and choosing their own colours and material. They work with different materials and create a visual story. Shape, technique and material are main themes in this workshop.

Duration                 1 hour
Costs € 50,- (excl. entrance fee)
Preparation € 50,- per workshop, per day
Material  € 1,- per person


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Workshop Design a Line

Design, 2D to 3D, learning by researching, materials
Research is all what it is about in this workshop. Flat designs will be made, which will be filled with liquid rubber. This playful workshop concentrates on shape and binding, technique and material.

The results will be sent to school afterwards; they need to dry first.

Duration 1 hour
Costs € 50,- (excl. entrance fee)
Preparation      € 50,- per workshop, per day
Material  € 1,- per person


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Workshop Felt

Discover this special technique
Wool can be felted by using soapy water, warmth and rubbing. The scales of the wool will attach to each other. Students will work with different colours of carded wool and end up with a beautiful felt product.

Duration 1 hour
Costs € 50,- (excl. entrance fee)
Preparation     € 50,- per workshop, per day
Material € 1,- per person

 
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Workshop Textielwarenkast

Raw materials, semi-finished products and end products
In the library of the museum, textile materials are displayed. Cotton and wool are quite common, but do the students know that glass, milk or metal can be the base for textile? Guided by one of our museum teachers, students will work with the materials and use books from the Stalenkamer (sample room).

Duration   1 hour
Costs € 50,- (excl. entrance fee)
Preparation € 50,- per workshop, per day
Material € 1,- per person


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Booking requests can be made by filling out our form (see below). After receiving your request, we will send you a quotation. For further information, please use the form as well.

Application Form

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