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Every first Thursday of the month, the Museum of Industry is open until 10 pm.

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. 

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
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 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
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. 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!

Target group: all years of secondary 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 secondary 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

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 secondary 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

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.

Target group: all years of secondary 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

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
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: maximum 15 pupils 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 in technical, vocational or art secondary schools. 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. 

Target group: graphic design classes at technical, vocational and arts secondary schools
Language: English
When: bookings accepted every day during opening hours
Duration: three hours or six hours
Price: 150 euros (3h), 300 euros (6h), museum admission free up to the age of 18 and for teachers and accompanying adults
Participants: maximum 10 pupils 
Number of groups: maximum 1 group at once
Reservations: online booking form 

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

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 secondary 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

SELF-GUIDED VISIT

Would you like to visit the museum with a group but without a guide? That’s also possible. We ask you to let us know you are planning a visit via this online form (indicate ‘self-guided group visit’). BOEKjeBEZOEK will take a look at the group visit schedule and will recommend a starting time on busy days. For instance, starting your visit 15 minutes later on busy days will result in a better distribution in the museum and a more pleasant visit for everyone.

MORE INFORMATION

info@industriemuseum.be
+ 32 9 323 65 00

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