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HIGHER EDUCATION

CORONA MEASURES
Since March 21, 2021, extra muros activities are only allowed in the open air. At the moment, no class visits are possible in the museum. 

Groups of students in higher education are also welcome to plan a visit to the Museum of Industry. Take a guided tour of the main exhibition, the textiles or printing department or roll up your sleeves and get to work in one of our workshops. 

GUIDED TOURS

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
Language: English
Duration: one and a half hours
Price: 75 euros per guide (excl. price of admission to the museum)
Participants: maximum 20 persons per guide
Number of groups: maximum 2 groups at once Reservations: online booking form

three centuries of industrial graphics
THREE CENTURIES OF INDUSTRIAL GRAPHICS

A guide will lead you through the printing department of the Museum of Industry and tell you the story of three centuries of work in the print shops of days gone by. 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. From lead letters to colourful advertising and the birth of the computer: an impressive tale! 

When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Language: English
Duration: one and a half hours Price: 75 euros per guide (excl. price of admission to the museum)
Participants: maximum 20 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. 

Nevertheless, the textile industry is facing challenges too. What does textile mean for workers in low-wage countries? Can a circular economy limit the climate impact of ‘fast fashion’? Immerse yourself in a story that offers quite some food for thought, during the guided tour of the entirely renovated textile section. 

You can also admire a spinning and weaving demonstration. Not to be missed: on Tuesdays and Thursdays we also demonstrate the loom with flying shuttle! 

When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Language: English
Duration: one and a half hours Price: 75 euros per guide (excl. price of admission to the museum)
Participants: maximum 20 persons per guide
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: online booking form

WORKSHOPS

Workshop tinkering
TINKERING

A facilitator helps you get started and immerses you in the world of science and technology. Make your own robot, set off a chain reaction or put together a clockwork mechanism. The perfect opportunity for messing about! 

When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Language: English
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros per workshop. If you visit the museum as well, you will also pay for personal admission tickets.
Participants: maximum 20 persons
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations:
online booking form

Workshop a world of printing
A WORLD OF PRINTING

This is a first creative encounter with the world of printing and the ‘dry needle’ technique. 

When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Language: English
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros per workshop. If you visit the museum as well, you will also pay for personal admission tickets.
Participants: maximum 15 persons due to limited space in the printing workshop
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: online booking form

Workshop letterpress
LETTERPRESS

Letterpress is an old printing technique that involves putting letters into a composing stick and printing them with a press. After a practical introduction, you can try it for yourself in the printing workshop. 

When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Language: English
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros per workshop. If you visit the museum as well, you will also pay for personal admission tickets.
Participants: maximum 15 persons due to limited space in the printing workshop
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: online booking form

Workshop screen printing
SCREEN PRINTING ON TEXTILES

Find out all about screen printing! Every participant gets their own screen. Add templates and tape, then print your own design on a piece of fabric. 

When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Language: English
Duration: one and a half hours Price: 100 euros per workshop. If you visit the museum as well, you will also pay for personal admission tickets.
Participants: maximum 15 persons due to limited space in the printing workshop
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: online booking form

Workshop for graphic design students
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDENTS

It is possible to book a more extensive workshop for graphic design students. This will take the students somewhat further than merely trying out a technique: we will work towards a specific final result. There are many possibilities, from screen printing (including exposure to light) to an in-depth workshop on typography and typesetting by hand. 

When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Language: English
Duration: three hours or six hours
Price: 150 euros for three hours, 300 euros for six hours. If you visit the museum as well, you will also pay for personal admission tickets.
Participants: maximum 10 persons
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: online booking form

Workshop felting
A FEELING FOR FELT

Felting is an ancient technique that transforms wool into felt. Today felt can be found in all kinds of jewellery, bags and even rugs.

When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Language: English
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros per workshop. If you visit the museum as well, you will also pay for personal admission tickets.
Participants: maximum 20 persons
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: online booking form

MORE INFORMATION

info@industriemuseum.be
+ 32 9 323 65 00

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