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La Manufacture

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  • Average4%
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29 Oct 2017
“Great collection of looms”
4 May 2015
“hard to find”
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29 avenue Julien Lagache, 59100 Roubaix, France
+33 3 20 20 98 92
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

If you are interested in the industrial heritage of the region or in weaving in particular there is a very good collection of looms, from old wooden hand-operated to an extremely modern programmed one. The guided tour is only in French.

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 4 May 2015

The town of Roubaix is dreary on a normal day, but on a rainy day it was much worse. Not much to do or to see, almost nobody in town can direct you to La Manufacture. If you're not travelling by car, you'll probably think...More

6  Thank AlexH-Brussels
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Nobody seemed to be able to tell us where this museum was - about a mile out of town along some interesting Flemish roads. The staff were very friendly and we had a fascinating guided tour with demonstrations oft he different types of looms, and...More

1  Thank PublicTransportFan
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Excellent Museum if you are interested in WW1.You can access the computers in there to trace any relatives that may have been involved in the war.

1  Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 2 December 2013

This musum in an old weaving factory is out of the way but well worth finding, with weaving looms from the 18th century up to now. You can go by bus (no 20 from near the town hall square) but my friend and I preferred...More

2  Thank Shelagh K
Reviewed 14 October 2013

the manufacture is situated in actual factory rooms. the guided tour was excellent. it covered the history of the looms from the middle ages to today. the evolution of the techniques.

1  Thank debsteroonie
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