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Every first Thursday of the month, the Museum of Industry is open until 10 pm.

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: 85 euros per guide (admission to the museum not included)
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: 85 euros per guide (admission to the museum not included)
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: 85 euros per guide (admission to the museum not included)
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: families with (grand)children aged 6 and above
Language: English
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: one and a half hours
Price (exclusive of admission to the museum):
- standard rate: 85 euros per guide
- reduced rate (via UiTPAS/Steunpunt Vakantieparticipatie): 51 euros per guide 
Participants: maximum 20 persons per guide
Number of groups: maximum 2 groups at once Reservations: online booking form

 

Family Tour
FAMILY GUIDED TOUR

Go on a customised tour of the Museum of Industry together with your (grand)children, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles or friends! A guide will tell the fascinating story of textiles, printing presses and factories. It will be a pleasant family outing enabling you to explore the entire museum and presenting the youngest members of the family with a few assignments along the way. Do you prefer to focus on one of the exhibitions? Feel free to let us know when making your reservation.  

Target group: families with (grand)children aged 6 and above
Language: English
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: one and a half hours

Price (exclusive of admission to the museum):

- standard rate: 85 euros per guide

- reduced rate (via UiTPAS/Steunpunt Vakantieparticipatie): 51 euros per guide

Participants: maximum 20 persons per guide

Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: online booking form



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