Education

Secondary school

The TextielMuseum offers a wide range of secondary school activities including workshops and guided tours. The varied programmes are in line with the students’ interests and often result in surprising and enthusiastic responses. Secondary school students are fascinated by the history of the Woollen Blanket Factory, are amazed by the modern techniques and machines in the TextielLab and actively participate in the workshops. 

Secondary education

Programmes

The TextielMuseum offers schools the possibility of creating their own programme. Our workshops and guided tours usually last 60 minutes and can easily be combined together.

Felting Workshop

Wool can be felted by using soapy water, heat and rubbing. The felting process involves matting, condensing and pressing scales of wool together.

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Workshop Sashiko

Focus on recycling, experimentation, embroidery and the use of materials

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Woven Stories Workshop

During this workshop, students are encouraged to experiment. They work with different and sometimes unconventional materials to create fabrics with a visual story.

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Workshop Hot off the press

Students step into designers’ shoes by researching and using innovative techniques and materials.

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‘Textielwarenkast’ (Textile Storeroom) Workshop

In the museum library, group workplaces have been set up where students can study materials used for making textiles.

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TextielLab Guided Tour

The TextielLab is the ‘beating heart’ of the museum; a workshop that focuses on research and experimentation.

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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?

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Guided tour ‘From Fibre to Fabric’

To understand weaving and knitting techniques properly, it is important learn the different stages of textile production processes.

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Temporary Exhibitions Guided Tour

Every year, the TextielMuseum presents four exhibitions.

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Question about our programmes?

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Practical information

Costs
The costs are listed per programme. The costs cover guided tour supervision / workshop instruction, preparation and materials. Admission fees are also charged per student. The admission fee is € 3.00 per student or € 2.50 with a CKV/CJP card. Admission is free for accompanying adults.

Group size
The maximum group size for a guided tour or workshop is 15 children. Groups larger than 75 students require coordination by the museum staff, which costs € 55 per hour.

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 several classes at the same time 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 be organised on request.

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