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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
The inscriptions in the exhibitions are mostly in German and English. In addition, the hall texts are available in French and Italian.
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

Robes politiques. Women Power Fashion

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50 years of voting rights for women in Switzerland: the Textilmuseum St. Gallen is taking the anniversary as an opportunity to examine more closely the fashionable appearance of politically influential women. On display are costumes and accessories from the period from 1600 to the present day that symbolise women's claim to power and female representation of power against a backdrop of changing society, politics and fashion.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Robes politiques. Women Power Fashion
  • Art
    Art
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset

Location of the museum

Vadianstrasse 2
9000 St. Gallen

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