TextilWerk Bocholt

LWL-Industriemuseum | Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Industriekultur

The spinnery is one of the two sites of the Bocholt Textile Factory

The Bocholt Textile Factory

Forum for textile culture

More than 20,000 spindles once turned at the Herding Spinning Mill. Today, the imposing brick building is a forum for textile culture, where the story of textiles, past and present, is brought to life. Special exhibitions offer insights into the technology and show off fashion design and international textile art. Function rooms and a glass rooftop café provide space for events.
In close proximity to this is another site, the Weaving Mill. Here you can smell the oil and hard work, and the looms rattle so loud that you can't help but cover your ears. In the huge weaving hall, the drive belts still set more than 30 historic machines in motion. Materials are produced here on a daily basis for the tea towels and tablecloths of our historic collection.
In a worker's house, complete with cultivated garden, you can get to know the meagre everyday life of workers' families.

Opening Hours

Weaving Mill and Spinning Mill: Tuesdays-Sundays and bank holidays 10 am–6 pm
Closed on mondays (except bank holidays) and from the 23th of December 2019 until the 1st of January 2020. The Spinning Mill will be closed from 4th of November 2019 until 19th of March 2020.


Adults: Euro 4
School Children: free admission
Reduced prices: Euro 2
Groups (16 people and more), per head: Euro 3.50

Guided Tours

Guided tours in English are offered. They last 1,5 hours with the costs of Euro 52. Please contact the museum for further information.
The restaurant "Schiffchen" at the Weaving Mill offers lunch and dinner as well as coffee and cake. Seating for groups of up to 120 People. Reservations Phone 0049 (0) 2871 7508

How to visit

Westphalian State Museum of Industrial Heritage
TextilWerk Bocholt

Weberei/Weaving Mill: Uhlandstraße 50 / D-46397 Bocholt
Spinnerei/Spinning Mill: Industriestraße 5 / D-46395 Bocholt

Foyer Weaving Mill:
Phone 0049 (0)2871 21611-0

Foyer Spinnerei/Spinning Mill:
Phone 0049 (0)2871 21611-70


Phone 0049 (0)2871 21611-0
Fax 0049 (0)2871 21611-33
E-Mail textilwerk@lwl.org