Guided tour | Cotton Unravelled. From cotton plant to finished product
Ghent was once the noisiest of the Flemish textile towns. The MIAT traces the production process from cotton plant to finished cotton product. The machines make a terrible racket!
Discover, too, the many characteristics of plants for fibres, including flax, cotton, silk and mohair. As well as natural raw materials, there are also high-tech textiles, which provide firemen, surgeons, polar explorers and the like with the protective clothing they need.
Demonstrations of the textile machines are given at the following times:
Tuesdays 10 -15.30 hrs
Wednesdays 10 -12.00 hrs
Thursdays 10 -15.30 hrs
Fridays 10 -15.30 hrs
Saturdays 14 - 16.00 hrs
Sundays 10 – 13.00 hrs
Guided tours must be booked in advance.
School groups pay €70, non-school groups €80