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“Amazing collection, wish we had gotten to see the demos”

Museum of Industrial Archeology and Textile
Ranked #29 of 178 things to do in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Want to see thread-making or letterpress production in action? This is the right place. Interesting to kids, adults, and suitably geeky teens, from social history to technological history this is a must visit.

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

This museum tell you the story of the texiel industry in Ghent; and in extension the hole industralisation on a very plesant way. It's a real famlily place where kids can discover with their own eyes what grandfather told them. Time will fly and after the visit you'll have stuff to talk about.

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Reviewed 3 June 2013

Good interactive/tactile area, but more of that sort of thing through out the museum for small children would be good

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Reviewed 19 April 2013

In this museum you can see a lot about the Industrial revolution. All looms and printing presses still operate!

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Reviewed 15 April 2013

The words "industrial archeology" piqued our interest. We should have paid more attention to the word "textile." It is a very good museum and was free, with a contribution requested for cancer, the day we were there. It is definitely focused on the textile industry. We now know all there is to know about how they turned nearly every fiber into fabric. There is a lot of machinery but none of it is working. The information in English was limited. There were often books of information but they were not connected to the exhibit, located in difficult locations, or gave too much or not enough information to satisfy.

Photos are not allowed in the museum but you are allowed to take pictures out the windows. The views are great! We could have spent more time there if the cafe had been open. It seems to be open only on weekdays. The location on the water is an easy walk from the old town.

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