More than 20,000 spindles once turned in the Herding spinning mill in Bocholt. Today, the imposing brick building with its four storeys is a forum for textile culture. In the excitingly restored industrial monument, the past and present of textiles come alive. Interesting special exhibitions inform about modern and historical technology, show fashion design and international textile art. Event rooms and the glass roof café offer space for a wide variety of events - from concerts to cabaret to crime night.
The weaving mill joins the TextilWerk in the immediate vicinity as another site. The smell of oil and work brings the past back to life. The looms rattle so loudly that visitors involuntarily cover their ears. What you experience today during a visit was everyday life for thousands of men and women 100 years ago. The exhibitions show you how the rhythm of the machines dictated their work. The heart of the museum factory is the large weaving hall. More than 30 historic machines are set in motion under the shed roofs by transmission belts and long drive shafts. The staff of the industrial museum produce fabrics for towels and tablecloths from the historical collection here every day.
Away from the noisy factory, you can get to know the meagre everyday life of the families in a completely furnished workers' house with a cultivated garden.
"SO OR SO - your Münsterland". This podcast from Germany's most beautiful region takes you on an acoustic discovery tour of the Bocholt textile factory. Like no other museum, it tells the textile history of Münsterland. Let Münsterland reporter Dennis Burk take you on an immersion into the industrial culture of times gone by. Varied exhibitions can also be visited there. Curious? Take nine minutes and listen in:
Those entitled to a discount are recipients of current benefits according to Social Codes II and XII, students up to the age of 30, trainees, people doing voluntary service, people with a degree of disability of 50 %.
The tickets are valid for both the spinning mill and the weaving mill.
The TextilWerk in Bocholt offers an extensive programme of events for adults and children. The events are completed by the artists on the Pepperoni stage. In addition, interesting special exhibitions are shown in the museum from time to time.
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