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PRIMARY SCHOOLS

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. 

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? Print your own design? Or have a go at ‘tinkering’? Join an interactive guided tour or a workshop customised to suit your class. Fun guaranteed!  

GUIDED TOURS

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. 

Target group: all years of primary school
Language: English
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: one and a half hours Price: 75 euros per guide, museum admission free up to the age of 18 and for teachers and accompanying adults
Participants: maximum 20 pupils per guide
Number of groups: maximum 2 groups at once
Reservations: online booking form

Three centuries of graphic industry

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
Language: English
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: one and a half hours
Price: 75 euros per guide, museum admission free up to the age of 18 and for teachers and accompanying adults
Participants: maximum 20 pupils 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. From cotton to towel. With humming spinning machines, roaring looms and rattling sewing machines. 

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!

Target group: all years of primary school
Language: English
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: one and a half hours
Price: 75 euros per guide, museum admission free up to the age of 18 and for teachers and accompanying adults 
Participants: maximum 20 pupils per guide
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations:
online booking form

WORKSHOPS

Workshop tinkering
TINKERING

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
Language: English
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros for the workshop, museum admission free up to the age of 18 and for teachers and accompanying adults
Participants: maximum 20 junior school pupils
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: online booking form

Workshop a world of printing
A WORLD OF PRINTING

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
Language: English
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros for the workshop, museum admission free up to the age of 18 and for teachers and accompanying adults
Participants: maximum 15 pupils due to limited space in the printing workshop
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: online booking form

Workshop feeling letters
FEELING LETTERS

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
Language: English
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros for the workshop, museum admission free up to the age of 18 and for teachers and accompanying adults
Participants: maximum 15 pupils 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! 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
Language: English
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: one and a half hours
Price: 100 euros for the workshop, museum admission free up to the age of 18 and for teachers and accompanying adults
Participants: maximum15 pupils due to limited space in the printing workshop
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: online booking form

Workshop a feeling for felt
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. In this workshop, children learn the basic principles and go home with their first felt creation.

Target group: all years of primary school
Language: English
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros for the workshop, museum admission free up to the age of 18 and for teachers and accompanying adults
Participants: maximum 20 pupils
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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