Established on the site of the old Craye cloth mill, specializing since 1900 in upholstery fabric, Manufacture des Flandres is a textile museum and workshop dedicated to the emmory of the textile industry in Roubaix and the surounding area.
Here noise of machines, operated before your eyes by formers wavers, immerses you in the world of the textile factories. All the major innovations that have revolutionized weaving techniques are presented. In one hour, including a demonstration, discover how wool and other fibres are turned into yarn and then fabric.
During your visit to this textile museum, theguide retells the epic story that made Roubaix and its suburbs a leading textile centre in the world. Learn which families of industrialists built this empire, how working conditions have evolved over the years, what whas the role of immigrants in this adventure and how the architecture of a city has been transformed.
Exceptional closure : 4th June
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Guided tours every hour
Prices : 6€ / 4€
Address :25 rue de la Prudence
Bookings : 03.20.65.31.90
Website : www.manufacturedesflandres.fr