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Textile Museum of Sweden

Borås

The Textile Museum of Sweden is home to a fantastic collection of textiles from the mid-19th century to the present day. Fashion, design, textile design, art, clothes and other items are on show here; guiding visitors through the cultural heritage and the future of textiles.


Exhibitions

Textile Museum of Sweden is just 30 minutes from Gothenburg and fittingly located at the Textile Fashion Center in Borås; a town with a long history of textile production. The permanent exhibition here is Textilchock, which imagines a world without textiles; the clothes you wear, the cloths, fabrics, fibres and materials that protect and decorate your home – fascinating and thought provoking at the same time.

The collections of the museum contain thousands of materials, samples, clothes and other items and it is also home to one of Europe’s leading collections of textile machines. 2016 sees the opening of a new and spacious exhibition hall; one of the new exhibitions looks at fashion consumption and its impact on the environment, while another; Artist Textiles, presents a private collection of rare textiles influenced by the likes of Picasso and Warhol. Not to be missed.

Activities

While you are here you can attend a workshop, viewings, seminars and activities covering all age groups. Try the DIY space to challenge your creativity, or try on clothes from yesteryear.

Nearby

Textile Museum of Sweden is a part of Textile Fashion Centre located in a former industrial area of this attractive town. Around the museum you can visit a collection of design studios and boutiques at Fashion Gallery, see the future of textiles at Smart Textiles Showroom, or visit The Company with its restaurants, bars and cafés.

Experience the past, present and future of textiles at Textile Museum of Sweden.

Contact information

Textilmuseet, Borås
Skaraborgsvägen 3A
50630 BORÅS
Phone: +46-33358950

E-mail: textilmuseet@boras.se
Website: http://www.textilmuseet.se

Opening hours

  1. Friday12:00-17:00
  2. Saturday12:00-16:00
  3. Sunday12:00-16:00
  4. MondayClosed
  5. Tuesday12:00-17:00
  6. Wednesday12:00-17:00
  7. Thursday12:00-19:00

Price information

Price

Adults/OAPs – SEK 50

Season ticket – SEK 100

Free for under 25s and students.

Public transportation

You can take the bus from Södra torget (square). Take bus route 1 or 3 and disembark at Simonsland bus stop. You can see the Textile Fashion Center from the bus stop

Directions

The Textile Museum of Sweden is in the Textile Fashion Center and between Borås town centre and Simonsland; a new city district.

By car
From Trollhättan/Vänersborg; Follow road 42 to the roundabout at Knalleland and continue on Skaraborgsvägen for 500 metres. The Textile Fashion Centre is on your right.

From Gothenburg/Jönköping; Follow road 40 to Borås and turn off at exit 86 Annelundsmotet. Continue to Arlagatan/Kungsgatan (road 42) north through town until you reach Järnvägsgatan that runs parallel with the high school in Borås. Turn left and continue along Järnvägsgatan across the railway junction to Skaraborgsvägen.

From Växjö/Varberg; Follow roads 27/41 to Annelundsmotet. Continue along Arlagatan on road 42 and drive along Järnvägsgatan until you reach Skaraborgsvägen.