The industrial heritage experience

Guided tour Industrialisation

What used to happen in a textile factory? How was textile produced before the industrial revolution? Where does the term ‘Kruikezeiker’ (Jug Pisser) mean?

During this guided tour, all these questions are answered. The tour also includes an extensive visit to the Woollen Blanket Factory and the steam engine and the Damask loom. Special attention is also paid to the museum building, which was originally a textile factory.

Programmes specially for academies and universities.

For academies and universities with a specialisation in art, design or textile, programmes lasting one or more days can be arranged on request. These programmes can, for example, include lessons in which students are taught to use a handloom, a flat-knitting machine, or mechanical or manual embroidery techniques. These programmes all focus on learning and mastering various textile production techniques and experimenting with different types of weave, knitting and embroidery stitching with contemporary and special yarns. To discuss the arrangements for these programmes, please contact us by mailing to [email protected]

The TextielMuseum offers schools the possibility of creating their own programme. Our workshops and guided tours can easily be combined together.

General information

Costs
The costs are specified per programme. The costs cover guided tour supervision / workshop instruction. Workshops have to be prepared and cleared up afterwards, which is why an additional hour is charged per half day. The costs of materials used in workshops are also charged.

An admission fee of € 6.00 is also charged per student. Fontys Tilburg / Tilburg University students are entitled to a discount of 50% if they can show their student pass and pay an admission fee of € 3.00. Admission is free for students who have a museum pass.

Group size
The maximum group size for a guided tour or workshop is 15 students.

Booking

  • To book an excursion, fill in the booking request form. Museum excursions must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
  • When making a booking for 60 or more students and/or an extensive programme, we advise making all the necessary arrangements earlier because of the limited amount of space.
  • All guided tours and workshops are given in Dutch. Workshops and guided tours in English can also be organised on request.

Terms and conditions for school excursions
Read here the museum rules that apply to groups of schoolchildren and students.

Booking request form

Education

We prefer to receive a booking request by the form below. We will send a quotation as soon as possible. You can also use this form to ask for more information.