Experience Silk Culture

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 15.00 to 18.00 hours

Sundays from 13.00 to 17.00 hours

Public guide tour: 1st and 3rd Sunday at 14.00 hours

In addition:

1st Sunday 14.00 - 16.00 hours

You can watch an embroiderer at work.

2nd Sunday 13.00 - 17.00 hours

Children are entertained by our museum educationalist.

3rd Sunday 14.00 - 16.00 hours

You can watch a point paper designer at work

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Actively experience silk culture

Haus der Seidenkultur (HdS) is an industrial monument which is run as a museum in Luisenstraße 15 in Krefeld. From 1908 to 1992 fabrics were woven from Italian and Chinese silk thread for the Catholic Church in the former Hubert Gotzes parament weaving factory. The items produced, primarily vestments for the clergy, were given the Latin designation “parament” which when translated means “adorn the table of the Lord”.

The heart of the museum is the preserved weaving hall at the authentic site which houses the Jacquard hand-looms where long-established textile craftsmanship is demonstrated on the eight wooden hand-looms dating from the 19th century. This weaving hall is unique in Europe.

Numerous activities are held at the museum for all age groups: workshops, guided tours, temporary exhibitions and events make the museum a living experience where the world of silk and the textile history of Krefeld invite visitors to engage in an exciting journey of discovery.  

HdS also offers its visitors additional programmes. During guided tours of the town by coach, the fascinating past, present and future of the “Town like Silk and Velvet” are intertwined  Our new internet presence gives an overview of our current programme.