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Blick auf die Spinnerei

Information and Service


LWL-Museum Textilwerk

Weaving mill (Parking): Uhlandstraße 50 / 46397 Bocholt
Spinning mill: Industriestraße 5 / 46395 Bocholt

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)

Admission charges

Adults: 4.00 Euro
Adults in groups of 16 persons or more: 3.50 euros
Reduced*: 2.00 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)


Food and drink

The museums restaurant "Schiffchen"

The museums restaurant "Schiffchen" is located at the weaving mill. It offers a rich selection of meals for lunch and dinner as well as coffee and cake in a home-like atmosphere. The restaurant seats 140 guests, the beer garden up to 200.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am, closed on Mondays


Museumsrestaurant "Schiffchen"
Uhlandstraße 50
46397 Bocholt

Tel: 02871 7508

Fax: 02871 181200

Café-Bistro "SkyLounge"

The "SkyLounge" café-bistro in the spinning mill offers guests an impressive view over the city. It can be booked for private parties and events.



Café-Bistro "SkyLounge"
Industriestraße 5
46394 Bocholt

Tel: 02871 - 26 10 41

For families

A visit to the textile factory is a treat for the whole family.

How do the threads get into the loom? How did an office function without a telephone and computer? A visit to our lively museum promises a lot of surprising insights, especially for young people.

"Are you a mover?". In the exhibition on textile entrepreneurs and their strategies, young visitors can use an app to answer this question with the help of adults. They have to make appropriate decisions and in doing so, will discover a lot of surprising things. In the weaving mill, young and older visitors slip into the roles of men and women in a textile factory. At media terminals they can enter into a dialogue with the respective experts. In a playful way, they will learn more about work in the past, and experience some amazing things in their interaction with a stoker and bobbin winder.

On one Sunday a month the family tour "Looking, Marvelling, Feeling" offers (grand-)parents and children a playful and entertaining journey through the different themes dealt with in the textile factory. Every guided tour has a different motto - be it the steam engine, pattern book or workers' house – and participation is welcome. The dates can be found on the events page.

Our museum restaurant "Schiffchen" is perfect for family visits. Under the heading "Hits for Kids" there is a selection of meals and snacks for the kids at moderate prices. Those who prefer to eat their own food will find suitable spots for a picnic on the museum courtyard.


Dogs may be taken on a leash into the outdoor area. However, dogs are not allowed in the buildings, with the exception of guide and assistance dogs.

Ein Hund guckt zwischen Rohren und Ventilen hindurch.


You are welcome to photograph your activities during your visit. You can share your pictures on social media under #industriekultur und #textilwerkbocholt.
For commercial photos, prior consent must be obtained.

Detailaufnahme einer Dampfmaschine.


The museum shop offers a wide range of beautiful, colourful and artistic products made of fabric and other products.

Tuesday-Sunday from 10 am - 6 pm

You can also order our pit cloths online.

Hängende Grubentücher im Museumsshops des TextilWerk Bocholt.

Arriving by car

A 3 Oberhausen - Arnheim. Coming from Oberhausen take the exit “Hamminkeln”; coming from Arnhem take the exit “Bocholt/Rees”.
The museum car park for both locations is located at the weaving mill (Uhlandstraße 50), from where it is only a few minutes' walk across the Kubaai Bridge to the spinning mill.

Arriving by bus and rail

Bocholt can be reached by bus from Münster and the Netherlands, and by bus and train from Wesel. From the railway station it is about 200 metres on foot to the spinning mill, and about 900 metres to the weaving mill.