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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

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

Knie Circus Fashion. One hundred years of costumes in the Textile Museum

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Captivating circus! Extraordinary acrobatics, awe-inspiring animal acts and clowns larking about at the edge of the ring are turned into a magical feast for the senses through imaginative and inventive costumes. The exhibition «Circus Knie Fashion» contains spectacular costumes from the beginning of the last century to today. Illustrating a hundred years of circus history, the Knie family’s magnificent garments are practical workwear at the same time as being highly fashionable.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Knie Circus Fashion. One hundred years of costumes in the Textile Museum

Vision Summer 2020

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The current collections of the Swiss textile manufacturers, which can be seen and felt in the lounge of the Textile Museum St.Gallen, look fresh in summer. Flower motifs in bright colours, shimmering structures, sequins that break the incident light, complemented by delicate pastels and delicate patterns: this is how the Swiss textile manufacturers interpret the summer of 2020: colourful and multi-faceted.

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The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Vision Summer 2020
  • 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