Made by children, child labour then and now.
Sun, 20/11/2016 - Sun, 07/01/2018
A very fine former industrial building in Ghent houses the MIAT, which seamlessly interweaves industry, labour and textiles. Two permanent exhibitions are currently on show.
The cotton mill, which is now home to the MIAT, was once a hive of activity. The former textile workers may have gone but their memories and stories live on in the museum. Volunteers operate the historical printing and textile machines, providing an impressive - if deafening – spectacle!The top floor of the museum affords a magnificent view of the city, including all of Ghent’s main historical buildings.
Interested in a guided tour? You can book using the reservation form online, or by phoning Gentinfo T 09 210 10 75
If you’d like to combine your visit to the MIAT with some sightseeing in Ghent, you’ll find lots of ideas at www.visitgent.be.