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PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Immerse your pupils in the history of industry and technology through the personal stories of children, entrepreneurs and workers. 

Want to try felting for yourself? Or print a drawing on a 100-year-old printing press? Weave a work of art? Have a go at ‘tinkering’? You can do it all! 

Join an interactive guided tour or a workshop customised to suit your class. Fun guaranteed! 

Don’t hesitate – book a place in the workshops or guided tours at the renovated Museum of Industry. Find a list of options below! 

GUIDED TOURS

People and machinery

GUIDED TOUR: 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. 

Target group: All years of primary school
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: one and a half hours Price: 75 euros per guide, admission free up to the age of 18, teachers and accompanying adults also free
Participants: maximum 20 persons per guide
Number of groups: maximum 2 groups at once
Reservations: booking form
More information: info@industriemuseum.be or 09 323 65 00

Three centuries of graphic industry

GUIDED TOUR: THREE CENTURIES OF GRAPHIC INDUSTRY 

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.

Target group: Years 2 to 6 of primary school
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: one and a half hours
Price: 75 euros per guide, admission free up to the age of 18, teachers and accompanying adults also free
Participants: maximum 20 persons per guide
Number of groups: maximum 2 groups at once
Reservations: booking form
More information: info@industriemuseum.be or 09 323 65 00 


100% Textile

GUIDED TOUR: 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.

Target group: All years of primary school
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours (as of 16.11.2020)
Duration: one and a half hours
Price: 75 euros per guide, admission free up to the age of 18, teachers and accompanying adults also free
Participants: maximum 20 persons per guide
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations:
booking form
More information: info@industriemuseum.be or 09 323 65 00 

WORKSHOPS

A FEELING FOR FELT WORKSHOP (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. In this workshop, children learn the basic principles and go home with their first felt creation.

Target group: All years of primary school
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours (as of 16.11.2020)
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros, admission free up to the age of 18, teachers and accompanying adults also free
Participants: maximum 20 junior school pupils
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: booking form
More information: info@industriemuseum.be or 09 323 65 00

A WORLD OF PRINTING WORKSHOP

Your first creative encounter with the world of printing. Discover the ‘dry needle’ technique, in which you scratch a drawing onto a Plexiglas sheet. After inking the sheet, you can print the drawing in the printing workshop.

Target group: All years of primary school
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros, admission free up to the age of 18, teachers and accompanying adults also free
Participants: maximum 15 junior school pupils due to limited space in the printing workshop
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: booking form
More information: info@industriemuseum.be or 09 323 65 00

FEELING LETTERS WORKSHOP

This workshop is a great way to find out about typography, relief printing and typesetting. After an introduction, you can try out wooden or lead letters and a printing press for yourself.

Target group: All years of primary school
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros, admission free up to the age of 18, teachers and accompanying adults also free
Participants: maximum 15 junior school pupils due to limited space in the printing workshop
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: booking form
More information: info@industriemuseum.be or 09 323 65 00 

TINKERING WORKSHOP

The Museum of Industry is the first museum in Belgium with its own Tinker Studio, a place where you can make things on your own or with other people. At this workshop you will experiment with all kinds of materials. There are no fixed rules: your own creativity will show the way. We draw inspiration from the machinery in the exhibition. The perfect opportunity for messing about!

Target group: All years of primary school
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros, admission free up to the age of 18, teachers and accompanying adults also free
Participants: maximum 20 junior school pupils
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: booking form
More information: info@industriemuseum.be or 09 323 65 00

MUSEUM WORKSHOP WARP & WEFT (FROM 16.11.2020)

Discover the world of spinning and weaving. Pupils find out about different raw materials. Spinning and weaving demonstrations show them how yarns and fabrics are made. At the end they have the opportunity to weave their own piece of fabric. 

Target group: Years 3 to 6 of primary school
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours (as of 16.11.2020)
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros, admission free up to the age of 18, teachers and accompanying adults also free
Participants: maximum 20 school pupils
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: booking form
More information: info@industriemuseum.be or 09 323 65 00

MUSEUM WORKSHOP LETTER PRESS(URE)

Explore the world of printing in this fun, active workshop. Friendly, madcap letter friends get you involved in adventures with letters, ink and printing. Pupils get different tasks to do and make a print of their own with a historical press. Come and see with Mister B!

Target group: Year 3 of preschool and Year 1 of primary school
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros, admission free up to the age of 18, teachers and accompanying adults also free
Participants: maximum 20 junior school pupils
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: booking form
More information: info@industriemuseum.be or 09 323 65 00

WORKSHOP SCREEN PRINTING ON TEXTILES

Find out all about screen printing! Learn about this stencilling technique and then try it out for yourself. Every participant gets their own screen. Add templates and tape, then print your own design on a piece of fabric.

Target group: All years of primary school
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: one and a half hours
Price: 100 euros, admission free up to the age of 18, teachers and accompanying adults also free
Participants: maximum15 junior school pupils due to limited space in the printing workshop
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: booking form
More information: info@industriemuseum.be or 09 323 65 00



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