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.
Weaving Mill and Spinning Mill: Tuesdays-Sundays and bank holidays 10 am–6 pm
Closed on mondays (except bank holidays) and from the 24th of December 2018 until the 2nd of January 2019
Adults: Euro 3
School Children: Euro 1.50
Reduced prices: Euro 2
Familiy day ticket: Euro 7.50
Groups (16 people and more), per head: Euro 2.50
Guided tours in English are offered. They last 1 hour and cost Euro 47 or 1,5 hours with the costs of Euro 52 or 2 hours for Euro 67 plus admission. 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
Uhlandstraße 50, 46397 Bocholt
Industriestraße 5, 46395 Bocholt
Phone 0049 (0)2871 21611-0
Fax 0049 (0)2871 21611-33