Tekstilmuseet (The Textile Museum)

Photo: Ard Jongsma
The textile industry has shaped Central Jutland like no other, and it continues to do so to this day. At Tekstilmuseet, people of all ages can experience and get insights into an industry that has dressed people all over the world and shaped the identity and development of Central Jutland.

Vestergade 20

7400 Herning

Textile boom, children’s factory and operating machinery

While most clothes today are made on the other side of the globe, not long ago, Central Jutland was the center of comprehensive textile production. The exhibition “Made in Midtjylland” shows how the industry had its boom in the 1950s, created jobs and growth, made the Central Jutland boom, and then went global.

The youngest kids can try the experience of working at the children's factory, or you can all take a walk in the Wolferiet, and see the Hammerum Girl and her red dress, which is more than 2000 years old.

If you visit on a Wednesday, you can experience the sounds and smells from an old fashioned textile factory, as our volunteers operate the old machinery, or use the looms. They will also share stories from those who were there when the magic happened.

Café and shop

In the museum shop, you can buy textiles, toys, books and much more for both children and adults alike. Many of the items are made using the machines and looms in the museum. If you are hungry, you should try “Syerskens Madepakke” (the Seamstress’ Lunchbox) or get a nice cup of coffee in our lovely café.

Museum Midtjylland

Tekstilmuseet is a part of Museum Midtjylland, which consists of five cultural history museums that each tell a part of the history of Central Jutland. Both the history that dates back thousands of years and the history that is still alive in memories, people and craftsmanship. Stop by to discover the history and stories, and experience Central Jutland, as it was before, now and tomorrow. 

You can read more about the different activities, exhibitions and the many different events and experiences at museummidtjylland.dk


Vestergade 20

7400 Herning

Opening hours

01 Jan 19 / 01 Jan 21


11:00 - 16:00

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