THE GUIDED TOUR
(Unfortunatly just in french – without reservation)
Accompanied by a guide, choose a lively and sensory visit!
In one hour, to the sound of machines and demonstrations, you will discover the major stages in the history of weaving, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
From wool to fabric, follow the epic story of the actors of textile history!
THE GUIDED VIDEO TOUR
On your mobile phone or on a tablet provided, you can access several recorded sequences, to be viewed along a route marked on the ground.
Starting up the machines, archive images, historical and technical points… this audiovisual immersion will allow you to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the history of the site!
• Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to 6pm.
• Guided tour times
Tuesday to Sunday, at 2.30 pm and 4 pm
Depending on the temperature in the museum, we reserve the right to close the doors exceptionally.
→ Entrance fees
• 6€ with guided tour (Just in french)
• 4€ with video-guided tour (In french only) or open visit
• Free admission to temporary exhibitions
→ Reduced rates
4€: Groups of 10 people or more, children aged 8 to 18, jobseekers, students, disabled people and an accompanying person (site labelled tourism and disability), Ambassadors of Roubaix, Friends of La Piscine museum, holders of the Intersites Proscitec pass, the Eurometropole tourist card, the Eclats leisure card)
→ Free access
Children under 8, journalists, holders of the City-Pass Lille Métropole, holders of the C’ART pass musées de la métropole lilloise (www.lacart.fr), holders of the Pass Pro Tourisme card, students of the ENSAIT, ESAAT, ESMOD and Informa schools, and for tour guides.
Other means to visit
La Piscine Museum, La Villa Cavrois and La Manufacture are joining forces to offer you two combined tickets: A good idea to discover these essential places at a good price.
– La Piscine & La Manufacture : 13,50€/pers (instead of 17€) – Ticket valid for 6 months
– La Villa Cavrois & La Manufacture: €10.50/person (instead of €15.50) – Ticket valid for 1 year
→ Tickets on sale at the museums concerned and at the Roubaix Tourist Office
THE C’ART MUSEUM PASS
Thanks to the C’ART, enter the Manufacture free of charge for one year! The C’ART offers free and unlimited access to 14 museums of the European Metropolis of Lille and their temporary exhibitions.
• SOLO card: 40€ / pers.*
• DUO card: 60€ / pers (valid for the holder and a guest)*
• YOUTH card: 20€ / pers (under 26 years old)*
•TRIBU card: 65€ / pers (holder + 4 pers)*
*Detailed conditions on the C’Art website
→ Discover the C’Art programme
LILLE CITY PASS
With the City Pass, you can enjoy more than 40 cultural and tourist sites in the city, including transport! The guided tour of the Manufacture and the museum’s temporary exhibitions are included in the City Pass.
– 24h Pass: 25€ / pers.
– 48h Pass : 35€ / pers.
– 72h Pass: 45€ / pers.
(On sale at Roubaix Tourism Office.)
Programs for adults
Explore the museum’s collections accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who has experienced textile history for his or herself, and try a hands-on weaving, sewing, or design workshop at La Manufacture .
Guided Group Tour
Listen to the clamor of machines and immerse yourself in the world of a textile factory in operation. The tour will cover all of the key technical and social innovations that have revolutionized the process of weaving. Over the course of an hour, the various exhibitions and tour will demonstrate how wool is spun first into thread and then woven into fabric. You’ll also have the chance to hear the stories of the men and women whose lives and work became a part of textile history.
Lenght : 1 hour
Cost: €100 for groups of up to 25 people from Tuesday through Saturday (€150 on Sundays).
Tours offered in English, Dutch, and French
For information and reservations, please contact :