ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History   /  exhibitions

Deutsches Textilmuseum
Andreasmarkt 8
D-47809 Krefeld

how to get there:
PKW: A 57
Abfahrt Krefeld-Oppum/Linn
P: Ortseingang Linn

Streetcar from station:
line 044-Rheinhafen,
stop: Burg Linn
  tel: ++ 02151 / 946 9450
fax: ++ 02151 / 946 9455

special guided tours:
registration ++02151/9469450

During the changing of exhibitions the museum remains closed

opening hours:

from April 1st to October 31

tuesday - sunday 10 am to 6 pm
from November 1st to April
tuesday - sunday 11 am to 5 pm
closed from 24 December to 1st January

guided tours:
every wednesday and sunday at 3 pm

entrance fees:
adults: Euro 4.50
children, reduced: Euro 2.50

further reductions: see homepage


  The German Textile Museum is located at the Andreasmarkt in Krefeld-Linn. The market is the secular centre of the small mediaeval town around the castle. One side of the square belongs to the textile museum. Half of the building is of a modern construction, while the other half betrays its past as an imposing residence of a mayor of Linn from the 18th century. In an appropriate setting one of the greatest museum treasures of the town of Krefeld is accommodated here: almost 30.000 textiles from all over the world, produced over a period of more than 2.000 years.
The museum collection was based on the former collection of patterns started as long ago as 1880 for the Royal Prussian School of Weaving. In the 1930s ownership of the collection, which had grown considerably in the meantime, was transferred to the town of Krefeld. A good number of the treasures contained in the collection stem from the production of velvet and silk, which has made Krefeld a city since the 18th century and the inhabitants of the town connoisseurs of these luxury items.

In order to preserve the highly sensitive materials and their colours for as long as possible the textiles are stored in a carefully air-conditioned archive. For this reason the museum does not have a display collection which is accessible to visitors. Changing exhibitions of the items stored by the museum and other museums provide an insight into the variety of the textiles and the comprehensive Krefeld collection. Between the exhibitions the museum remains closed. In addition, visitors have a library with adjacent reading room permanently at their disposal. Please contact us to inquire about the theme of the relevant exhibition!
Regular guided tours take place every Wednesday and Sunday at 3 pm. Other guided tours and guided tours for children are available by appointment.


23 September to 3 February 2013


Seit vielen Jahren organisiert die European Art Quilt Foundation von den Niederlanden aus Wettbewerbe und Ausstellungen, die nicht nur in Europa grosses Intersse hervorrufen. Für die diesjährige Schau, die bereits in Birmingham zu sehen war, wurden von einer Jury 44 Werke von Künstlern aus 15 Ländern ausgewählt.

Eine grosse gestalterische Vielfalt sowie unterschiedliche thematische Schwerpunkte, die die Quilts aufweisen, laden zur Diskussion und genauen Auseinandersetzung ein.

  Eröffnung der Ausstellung
Sonntag, 23. September 2012 um 11 Uhr im Deutschen Textilmuseum, Andreasmarkt 8, Krefeld

Frank Meyer, Bürgermeister der Stadt Krefeld
Dr. Annette Paetz gen. Schieck, Direktorin des Deutschen Textilmuseums

Simon Prins, Präsident der European Art Quilt Foundation

musikalische Umrahmung
Thorsten Drees, Kontrabass
18. October 2012, 11 am to 2 pm
Quilten mit Papier. Für Kinder und Erwachsene
Anmeldung erforderlich

3, 4 November 2012, 7 to 9 pm

24 November 2012, 1 am to 4 pm
Museum Burg Linn, Weihnachtsbasteln für Kinder und Erwachsene, Anmeldung erforderlich

mittwochs und sonntags
um 15 Uhr öffentliche Führungen

Führungen für Gruppen: Anmeldung unter
Tel: ++021 51/9 46 94 50

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