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Museum of Industrial Archeology and Textile

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Address: Minnemeers 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 9 269 42 00
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Technology of tissues and filaments

Very interesting place that helps to understand how cotton and other textiles are made, It is located in the former textile factory and provide possibility to see devices that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
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Moscow, Russia
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the visit to this museum. Explained textile production and had a good display of everyday objects from the past. The child labour section is thought provoking. Well worth the entry fee.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

There are three main focus points. But before that, let me say that everything is in Dutch (no English at all) so we may be off a little bit here. The three areas are: Labor issues (e.g. child labor), printing/presses, general technology advances, and textiles. Since there was no English we had to use Google Translate on the exhibition signage,... More 

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Seattle, WA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Really, despite some other reviews, skip it unless you speak Flemish. There is NO information in English except for a handout per floor, which if you're very patient and very interested you could sync up to the actual museum exhibit, but that would have been way too much effort for me. It's also quite small.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very interesting place that helps to understand how cotton and other textiles are made, It is located in the former textile factory and provide possibility to see devices that were used before. So after all you can understand how the cotton flower becomes a re final product/good.

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1 Thank YuriyGagarin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Clearly this is a well curated museum, unfortunately we don't speak Flemish. Nonetheless, interesting to see the cotton milling machines. Even without explanation you get a sense of how textile manufacturing works. Probably best for Flemish speaking school groups. I'd skip this museum in favor of another of the museums, perhaps the design museum.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We were there for a temporary exhibition on the belgian email industrie with a lot of beautiful examples on the walls, explanation on how it is done and just fun to explore. For only 6 euro's you can also see the permanent exhibition. under 25 it's only 2 euro. Amai email is tilll 26/6

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

GO, if you love either weaving or printing or enamel signage, because they have a HUGE selection of looms and printing presses, all beautifully restored, plus an entire gallery devoted to 'enamel', which contains hundreds of enamel signs (and kitchen ware). I am in awe of the time and effort it must have taken to preserve the looms and presses,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The second time we've been here and again we thought it was brilliant. Now, if there is a downside it has to be that not all of the information is easily accessible if you do not speak or read Flemish but the visual displays are great and there is plenty of english material available. Some of the displays take you... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

We probably wouldn't have visited here, but decided to go as it was included with the Ghent City Card which we had purchased. There was an interesting eclectic mix of exhibits in the old textile mill. It's just a shame that there weren't more explanatory texts in English or other languages.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We sort of stumbled upon information about this museum while we were researching our upcoming trip to Ghent. What a surprise! We had a fantastic time in this place. Everything is written in multiple languages thanks to guidebooks that are placed on the different floors. Industry and Textiles will sound pretty boring to most people. But they take you through... More 

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