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The reputation for superior quality flax due to the "special" properties of the river Leie/Lys are explained as a very convincing example of early marketing without any scientific basis. It is fascinating to read about the way this myth of special quality and nits resultant...More
The flax museum here in Kortrijk is exceptionally interesting and features a great presentation of the history of the industry with interactive videos in several languages.
A series of videos are grouped to explain the process of production, from seeding to end product. The average...More
This fascinating exhibition brings to life the rather dry subject of linseed, flax and linen, tracing the many historical rises and falls of the source of Flanders' wealth around the River Leie. The big surprise is how linen fibres are now rivalling carbon fibre in...More
How do you make a product like flax interesting? Well - the lovely people at Texture have done just that. It is an interactive, multi-sensory museum with things for all ages to do. We went in with low expectations, but came out with big grins...More
We were pleasantly surprised of this museum. We stayed there for 2 hours. A lot to learn about flax. Three levels to visit. First level is feel, taste and see. Second level is the history of flax. Third level is the treasure room with lace...More
Who would have thought that Flax had such an interesting history? This museum gives details which could interest anyone who loves history, sociology or just how versatile flax is. Textle students would love it.
The exhibits are really well set out with many films and...More
A wonderful museum for those interested in textiles and in peoples' ability to adapt to changing times. The museum concentrates on the uses of flax and also the history of growing it in the surrounding area. There are excellent written commentaries in 4 languages so...More
Located somewhat outside the historic city centre, but still easy walking distance, is this new museum in an old textile factory. On the ground floor the details about the plant, harvest, preparation and (modern) uses are given. Nothing of this plant is wasted, which is...More
A very interesting museum, where every one will be happy having visited it. History of flax in all aspects: agriculture, factories...really everithing. A must for whom is visiting the south of West-Flanders.