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Textilmuseum St. Gallen

The Palazzo Rosso in St.Gallen’s Old Town has been the home of the Textile Museum and the Textile Library ever since 1886. Thousands of pattern books, designs, fashion photographs, magnificent textiles, flamboyant garments, needlework utensils and the demonstration of a hand embroidery machine take visitors into a world of imagination, creativity and technological feats.
The Museum is famous for its exquisite collections of Eastern Swiss embroideries, Egyptian textiles from late antiquity, European lace, embroideries and fabrics from the Middle Ages to the present day. The Textile Library provides an insight into thousands of patterns created by textile designers in the last 170 years.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Die Beschriftung in den Ausstellung erfolgt in deutscher Sprache. Die Texte liegen jedoch in Englisch, Französisch und Italienisch vor.
Opening 1886

Textilmuseum St. Gallen. Foto: Donat Stuppan / SNM
Textilmuseum St. Gallen. Foto: Donat Stuppan / SNM
Textilbibliothek. Foto: Daniel Schvarcz
Textilbibliothek. Foto: Daniel Schvarcz

Current exhibitions

Iigfädlet. Fabrikanten & Manipulanten

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the exhibition entitled Fabrikanten & Manipulanten is devoted to the history of Eastern Switzerland’s textile industry and its protagonists. The show is part of iigfädlet – Ostschweizer Textilgeschichte, a project run jointly by eight museums in the region.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Die Ausstellungstexte sind in Deutsch und Englisch abgefasst. Französische und italienische Übersetzungen liegen vor.
Iigfädlet. Fabrikanten & Manipulanten

Mode Circus Knie

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Faszination Circus! 90 Kostüme aus der Zeit vom Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts bis heute aus dem Bestand der Familie Knie - gleichermassen funktionale Arbeitskleidung wie modisches Statement - lassen hundert Jahre Circusgeschichte Revue passieren.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
Mode Circus Knie
  • Art
    Art
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset

Location of the museum

Vadianstrasse 2
9000 St. Gallen

Location/directions

Vadianstrasse 2

Open

Museum: daily 10 am - 5 pm
Library: Wednesday-Friday 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday 10-12 am

Admission

tickets: 12 CHF / 9 CHF
Children and teenagers are free

Contact

Textilmuseum St. Gallen
Vadianstrasse 2
9000 St. Gallen
071 228 00 10 Telephone (Museum)
071 228 00 17 Telephone (Kommunikation)
info@textilmuseum.ch
http://www.textilmuseum.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport