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Discover the brand new exhibition BURN. From fire hazard to burn-out

GUIDED TOURS FOR GROUPS

About people and machinery
ABOUT PEOPLE AND MACHINERY

Experience the story of Ghent as an industrial city in a wide national and international context. Find out why the ‘mule jenny’ and ‘twine mill’ are the museum’s prize exhibits and be astonished by the architecture of the former cotton mill that houses the museum. Gripping personal stories of entrepreneurs and workers whisk you away to the industrial society of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: one and a half hours
Price, admission to the museum not included: 90 euros per guide
Participants: maximum 15 persons per guide
Number of groups: maximum 2 groups at once
Reservations: online booking form

Three centuries of graphic industry
THREE CENTURIES OF INDUSTRIAL GRAPHICS

A guide shows you around the printing department of the museum: a wonderful world of prints, letters and ink. Discover how newspapers were printed in the past, how presses and graphic techniques are still evolving today and why children used to work in print shops. An impressive journey past lead letters, colourful advertisements and the first Apple computers.

When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: one and a half hours
Price, admission to the museum not included: 90 euros per guide  
Participants: maximum 15 persons per guide
Number of groups: maximum 2 groups at once
Reservations: online booking form

100% textile
100% TEXTILES

Textile is everywhere and of all times. For centuries, people of all cultures have spun, woven, tufted, embroidered, made bobbin lace, sewn and knitted. Discover how textile is made in the brand-new exhibition ‘100% Textile’. From cotton to towel. With humming spinning machines, roaring looms and rattling sewing machines. Did you know that coffee pads, tyres and artificial grass are made from textile as well?

When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: one and a half hours
Price, admission to the museum not included: 90 euros per guide
Participants: maximum 15 persons per guide
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: online booking form

Introduction tour
INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY

On this tour, you will discover the museum’s entire collection. A guide will take you through the main exhibition. You will discover the museum’s top exhibits and enjoy a unique panorama of Ghent’s inner city. Then you will go downstairs to the printing and textile section. 

This tour is ideal as a first introduction to the museum.

Target group: groups or families with (grand)children aged 6 and above
Language: English
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: one and a half hours
Priceadmission to the museum not included: 
90 euros per guide
Participants: maximum 15 persons per guide
Number of groups: maximum 2 groups at once
Reservations: online booking form 

Burn
BURN
(19/11/22 - 03/09/23)

From fire hazard to burn-out, from occupational accident to ergonomics, from time clock to prevention, from 1800 to today. The new exhibition Burn sheds light on broader societal trends and the socio-cultural aspects of labour organisation: break times, collegiality, the atmosphere at work …

Discover the evolution of workplace dangers, risks and precautions in this experiential and interactive exhibition. 

Language: English
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: one and a half hours
Price, admission to the museum not included:
90 euros per guide
Participants: maximum 15 persons per guide
Number of groups: maximum 2 groups at once
Reservations: online booking form


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