Museum Over Industrie, Arbeid En TextielCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: MIAT, Minnemeers 9, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 329-2694200
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museums, Specialty Museums, Heritage Building
Gent built its fortune on textiles in the medieval ages; t might be the only reason that the city prospered and survivied. In tribute to that legacy, they’ve built this museum on Gent’s primary industry and labour in the remains of an old and abandoned cotton mill. On;y 3% of the museums entire collection is on display. It focuses on both antique and modern gadgets that are in anyway related to the museum. Sure, Gent already has two different museums lent to its history, but this a fresh and unquie perspective on the development of not just the city, but the idea of industry as a whole. Check it out.
- The Gent City Pass is sold here.
- Check out the museum cafe and the garden terrace.
- Check out the museum shop.
- Parking is as Parking 1 Vrijdagmarkt.
- There is a single parking space for the disabled.
- The Museu is fully accessible to wheelchairs.
- Museum about Industry, Labour and Textile also known as MIAT.
- EUR 3.75 for people above 55 years, EUR 1 for age between 19 to 25 years.
- Tickets Free for age under 19 years, escorts of disabled, journalists and teachers.
- MIAT is walking distance from Gent-Dampoort station.
- Bus 3 stop Steendam; Bus 38 & 39, and 55, 57, 58 (from Gent-Sint-Pieters station)stop Saint Jacob’s.
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45.47% of people who visit Ghent include Museum Over Industrie, Arbeid En Textiel in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
39.01% of people start their Museum Over Industrie, Arbeid En Textiel visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Museum Over Industrie, Arbeid En Textiel
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It's a great place to get a glimpse of the history related to textiles.... Well kept and maintained. Detail of every equipment available in English.
The woman on reception was the most welcoming person ever. She introduced the MIAT to us explaining what was on each floor. The displays were interactive and would be great for older children. The video presentations by actors of characters in history was fantastic. So good in fact we had to remember to look at the details in each room. There were some unique presentation ideas with screens made from ropes that were an impressive use of space. There were loads of old machinery on display, films of them in operation and also some weavers and textile artists operating looms and creating product. A recommended 40 minutes for the 5th and 2nd floors. The print floor was closed for renovation when we were there.
Fascinating industrial museum in an old cotton mill with some working printing presses and industrial looms. Very good guide books in several languages that concentrate on the social history of the industrial revolution. Great sandwiches in the attached cafe.
Fascinating super rich museum. If anything its over ambicious. English translations provided via book are a bit less engaging than if the translations were on the walls.
Really nice museum about an important part of ghentian history. To me the structure was a bit off though, but I know that the museum is working on some improvements at the moment. An app to provide extra information on the exhibits would be a good addition. The museum is worth a visit, it is very low priced and in a beautiful neighborhood in the city center.