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The Museum of Industry is temporarily closed as of October 29.

HIGHER EDUCATION

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. We also have activities designed specifically for graphic design and education science students.

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
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: 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
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: booking form

100% textile
100% TEXTILE (FROM 16/11/2020)

Textiles are everywhere and from all times. People have been spinning, weaving, embroidering or knitting for centuries. However, the textile industry faces several challenges. What does textile mean for workers in low-wage countries? And can a circular economy reduce the impact that 'fast fashion' has on our planet? Follow the tour guide through the completely renovated textile department and let yourself be carried away in a story that no doubt leaves food for thought.

When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours (as of 16 November 2020)
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: booking form

WORKSHOPS

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
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: booking form

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
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: booking form


SCREEN PRINTING

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
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: booking form

A FEELING FOR FELT (FROM 16/11/2020)

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 (as of 16 November 2020)
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: booking form

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
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: booking form


WORKSHOP FOR 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. If you have ideas or specific requests of your own, we look forward to hearing them.

Target group: graphic design students in higher education
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
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: booking form (for a workshop lasting 3 hours or a workshop lasting 6 hours).


For specific arrangements about the techniques and different options, please contact us at info@industriemuseum.be or on 09 323 65 00.

GUIDED TOUR OR WORKSHOP ABOUT OUR EDUCATIONAL POSSIBILITIES

Find out more about what we offer in terms of educational activities and the way we make industrial history accessible to a wide audience, from small children to adults. There are various possibilities, from a guided tour with an overview of the options to a hands-on workshop focusing on methods and educational techniques.

Target group: education science students, future teachers and students of similar subjects
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: one and a half hours for a guided tour or two hours for a workshop
Price: 75 euros for a guided tour or 100 euros per workshop (excl. price of admission to the museum)
Participants: maximum 20 persons
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: please contact us at info@industriemuseum.be. Let us know what you want more information about and on which day you want to come. 

WALKS

FACTORIES AND TENEMENTS 

Ghent was once a very lively textiles city, and that is something you see in the streets around the Museum of Industry. Find out about the pervasive process of industrialisation in the 19th century industrial belt.

When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros per guide
Participants: maximum 20 persons per guide
Number of groups: maximum 3 groups at once
Reservations: booking form


MORE INFORMATION

info@industriemuseum.be
+ 32 9 323 65 00

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