Tips for visiting the museums in Münsterland

Dear visitors of the Münsterland,

due to the Corona pandemic, the 2G rule will apply to visits to museums in Münsterland from 24.11.2021. Proof of complete vaccination or recovery is required. Children and young people up to and including 15 years of age are exempt from this rule.

The latest information on the Corona virus can be found on the website of the North Rhine-Westphalian State Chancellery at www.land.nrw/corona. There you will also find the current Corona protection regulation. For questions of a non-medical nature, the state government has also set up a citizens' telephone number: 0211 / 9119-1001.

Be sure to take care of yourself! To help you plan your next trip to Münsterland, you'll find lots of ideas on our website. We look forward to seeing you!

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TextilWerk Bocholt

Textile plant Bocholt

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.

Astonishment in the weaving mill

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.

Listen in! Podcast So or so | The textile factory in Bocholt

"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:

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Service & Offers

  • Guided tours
  • Indoor
  • barrier-free
  • Child-friendly
  • Gastronomy in the house
  • for groups

Corona note

  • From 12.11.2021, the 2G rule applies to visitors.
  • In addition, the AHA rules apply

Admission weaving mill and spinning mill

  • Adults:
    4,00 €
  • Groups, from 16 persons per person:
    3,50 €
  • reduced, *:
    2,00 €
  • Admission free, children, young people, school pupils:
    0,00 €

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.

LWL Industrial Museum TextilWerk Bocholt

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.01. to 31.12.
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Wednesday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Montags nur geöffnet, wenn der Montag auf einen Feiertag fällt.
  • Letzter Einlass 17:30 Uhr

LWL Industrial Museum TextilWerk Bocholt

Öffnungszeiten vom 22.03. to 25.10.
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Wednesday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Montags nur geöffnet, wenn der Montag auf einen Feiertag fällt.
  • Letzter Einlass 17:30 Uhr

Events at the TextilWerk Bocholt

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.

If you want to see more events, also from the surrounding area, simply change the radius or extend the search date.

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