Date: Saturday, September 7.
Departure: Crown Plaza Hotel , Gerard le Grellelaan 10, 2020 Antwerpen.
Departure Time: 8 am
Arrival at the Texture museum a very interesting museum of the textile industry in Kortrijk especially focused on the flax (did you know that the famous Irish linen was made from flax from the Kortrijk area…..)
The museum is located along the Lys: the Golden river.
We will start with a cup of coffee (or tea), then a local guide will tell us all about this wonderful plant and its applications.
Then we will cross the French border and go to nearby Roubaix where the cotton industry was famous and its products from high quality. The link with Kortrijk was excellent and nearby.
Up to “la piscine”
But we will first have lunch at the museum’s restaurant: including a main course, a drink, dessert and coffee.
The Menu choice is as follows:
No need for decisions on menu choice now, a list will be circulated on the bus for you to decide on the day.
After lunch we will visit the museum la Piscine: le musée d’art et d’industrie de la ville de Roubaix.
This former swimming pool was built between 1927 and 1932 in pure art deco.
The collections : textiles, fashion, ceramics, ethnographic, are all related to the textile industry.
Return to the Crown Plaza, Antwerp, by approximately 7 pm (depending on the traffic).
The cost for this day trip will be €60 pp for members and their husband/partner and €65 pp for other guests. This will include the bus, the Textile Museum guide, lunch, morning coffee break and the entrance to the museums morning and afternoon.
The trip will be limited to 25 participants.
To reserve: Sign up by August 20 with Susan Van Looy or Kathryn Passmore and then transfer the appropriate amount to the ABIW account (BE82 0014 6806 3068), marking your transfer “Kortrijk for your name”. Receipt of payment confirms your booking. The booking deadline is also the final date by which payment is due.