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

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Experience an interactive guided tour or a workshop customised to suit your class. Discover the new exhibition, About People and Machines, or get to work with your students in our Tinker Studio. You can also take a walk past factories and tenements or participate in a felting or printing workshop. 

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

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 secondary 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

Three centuries of graphic design

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.

Target group: All years of secondary 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


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.

Target group: All years of secondary school
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours (as of 16 November 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

WORKSHOPS

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 secondary 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 persons
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. In this workshop, children learn the basic principles and go home with their first felt creation.

Target group: All years of secondary school
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours (as of 16 November 2020)
Duration: two hours
Price: 100 euros, admission free up to the age of 18, teachers and accompanying adults also free
Participants: maximum 20 persons
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: booking form

printing workshop

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 secondary 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 persons due to limited space in the printing workshop
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: booking form

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.

Target group: All years of secondary 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 persons due to limited space in the printing workshop
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: booking form

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 secondary 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: maximum 15 persons due to limited space in the printing workshop
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 in technical, vocational or art secondary schools or higher education (3 hours or 6 hours). 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 classes at technical, vocational and arts secondary schools
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: three hours or six hours
Price: 150 euros (3h), 300 euros (6h), admission free up to the age of 18, teachers and accompanying adults also free
Participants: maximum 10 persons
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: booking form

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

WALKS

Tennements
FACTORIES AND TENNEMENTS 

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. This walk explores the remains of textiles factories, Ghent’s first electric power plant, the Minnemeers bleach field, tenements and workers’ homes.

Target group: All years of secondary school
When: bookings accepted every day, also possible out of 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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