Founded in 1878, the Textile Museum houses one of the most important textile collections in Switzerland. Fabrics and embroideries from all over the world, sample books, design drawings and photographs illustrate the fortunes of the Swiss textile industry between regional ties and international relationships.
In 1863 the Kaufmännisches Direktorium – the Association of St. Gallen´s Merchants – begins to specifically collect pattern samples for local manufacturers and to systematically expand the existing collection. The museum is founded in 1878. In the course of time the collection is extended through acquisitions, but above all through the donations of significant private collections and textile industry archives. The collections of the industrialist family Iklé are of utmost importance. Today the museum remains dedicated to the founding concept of being a source of inspiration for designers and innovators.
The Textile Museum is currently only barrier-free to a limited extent, but we make every effort to ensure that all visitors have access to the exhibitions. You are welcome to contact us by telephone prior to your visit: +41 71 228 00 10
HOW TO REACH
The textile museum is located in the centre of the city of St. Gallen, between the main railway station and the monastery district. It can be easily reached by public transport, although the "Bahnhof" stop is generally recommended.
The house is located in a pedestrian zone and it is recommended to visit a car park or a multi-storey car park in the area of the city centre.
- Adults CHF 12.-
- Senior citizens, AHV/IV CHF 10.-
- Groups over 10 persons CHF 9.- / Person
- Apprentices and students (up to 26 years old) with ID CHF 5.-
- Children and young people up to 18 years, Raiffeisen-EC-card (plus), Swiss Museum Pass, Swiss Werkbund
9000 Sankt Gallen