Textilmuseum St. Gallen (CH)

Destination Type: 
Museum
Address: 
Vadianstrasse 2 CH-9000 St. Gallen
Region: 
Kanton St. Gallen
Country: 
Switzerland
Phone: 
+41 (0)71 222 17 44
e-Mail: 
info@textilmuseum.ch
Opening Hours: 
daily 10 am - 5 pm closed on 1 January, Good Friday, 1 August, 24, 25 and 31 December
About: 

The collections show the history of textiles and the textile industry with its highs and lows to our modern times. Highlights are late antique fabrics from Coptic graves in Egypt, historical embroideries from the 14th century on, handmade lace from major European lace-making centers, ethnological textiles, historical fabrics and costumes, needlework utensils, and contemporary textile art objects.

Hand- and machine-embroideries as well as fabric prints document the development of the textile industry in Eastern Switzerland.