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Blick auf das Spinnereigebäude des Textilwerks Bocholt und die Brücke über die Aa.

The Bocholt Textile factory

Fashion, design and technology

The Bocholt Textile factory, featuring a weaving mill and a spinning mill, is located in the heart of a new cultural quarter between the city centre and Lake Aa. The two sites are connected by a bridge over the river Aa. Visitors to the impressive rooms in the old Herding spinning mill can gain exciting insights into past and present technology, as well as learning more about the history of fashion and contemporary design. There are daily demonstrations on the vintage looms in the weaving mill, and you can also visit a fully furnished working-class dwelling with a flourishing garden.

Opening hours

Weaving (all year round) and spinning (May – October):

Tuesday-Sunday and public holidays 10 am - 6 pm
Final admission 5.30 pm

Closed: Mondays (except public holidays) 


LWL-Museum Textilwerk

Industriestraße 5 / Uhlandstraße 50
46397 Bocholt

Tel: 02871 - 21611-0

Admission charges

Adults: 8.00 Euro
Adults in groups of 16 persons or more: 7.00 euros
Reduced*: 4.00 Euro
Children, young people, pupils: free
* Those entitled to a reduction are recipients of current benefits under the Social Security Codes II and XII, students under 30, trainees, people doing voluntary service, people with a degree of disability of 50%.

Free admission
LWL Museums' Card, LVR Museums' Card, Deutscher Museumsbund, ICOM, RuhrtopCard (once only)

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Textile Factory

LWL Museums of Industrial Heritage

Eight former work sites are united under the roof of the Westphalian State Museum of Industrial Heritage. The unique industrial buildings are all architecturally fascinating. Events and exhibitions fill the houses with life, and link topics from the past with current issues. Thus the disused plants today form a versatile forum for industrial heritage.

The LWL-Museum preserves, researches and communicates the culture of the industrial age from the start to the present day.


LWL Museums of Industrial Heritage | Westphalian State Museum