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The reputation for superior quality flax due to the "special" properties of the river Leie/Lys are... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Kortrijk, Belgium
Texture museum, Kortrijk, Belgium

The flax museum here in Kortrijk is exceptionally interesting and features a great presentation of... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
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TEXTURE tells the story of the flax and linen industry. A story about strong roots, about craftsmanship and entrepreneurship, about daring innovations and constantly re-inventing oneself.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Noordstraat 28, Kortrijk 8500, Belgium
+32 56 27 74 70
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chelly00
Reviewed 22 February 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank suffolksalami
Reviewed 28 January 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Nelly2712
Reviewed 6 November 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Bellou2
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 316alison
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Flax museum interesting from the flax growing up to the manufacturing of the linen fabric! This is worth visiting and have a good beer afterwords in the really nice pub.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank marcellad429
Reviewed 31 July 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank KatrienS955
Reviewed 16 March 2016

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.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Pieter V
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