The MIAT is an historic museum that focuses on the industrial society from 1750 to present and is housed in a former cotton mill. The permanent collection displays several themes such as the first industrial revolution, the rise of machines, the evolution of the consumption and information society, all kinds of inventions and everyday life. This is how visitors can discover in a playful manner how our ancestors lived and worked. Special attention is paid to the aspect of textile because it was the most important industry in Flanders for many years. The MIAT is also a point of contact for industrial real estate heritage and provides analyses, insight and explanations. On the fifth floor you get the extra of a beautiful view to the historic town centre of Ghent and the cosy museum café with a view to the garden can be the pleasant end of your visit with a snack and a drink. The museum garden is an oasis of rest with approximately 40 ‘painting’ plants which each tell their own tale.


Minnemeers 10
9000 Ghent


09 323 65 00

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