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Royal Manufacturers De Wit

Schoutetstraat 7, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
+32 15 20 29 05
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Great tapestries, great guide, great stories

We were very excited to have the opportunity to visit this place and get a tour. Our guide did such... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Anna L
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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
A lot of history

A 2 hour lasting tour showing many historical wall carpets. The guide gave a lot of interesting and... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Johan D
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Gadsden, Alabama
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“tapestries” (6 reviews)
“cleaning” (5 reviews)
“techniques” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Schoutetstraat 7, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
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+32 15 20 29 05
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were very excited to have the opportunity to visit this place and get a tour. Our guide did such an amazing job in 2 + 1 languages! She knows so much about the history, the art, the techniques, the state-of-the-art when it comes to...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A 2 hour lasting tour showing many historical wall carpets. The guide gave a lot of interesting and detailed information. The attic is impressive and there is also modern art to see under the roof. The building itself also has a lot of history and...More

Thank Johan D
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Went to the Refuge Abbey of Tongerlo, where the Royal Manufactures De Witt are located. Very interesting history and extremely interesting and educational on what involves the production, but especially the restoration of tapestries from all over the world, including the Louvre in Paris. Cannot...More

Thank TravellerSept2015
Reviewed 8 July 2015

If you get a chance to do this tour go and you will never look at a tapestry in the same light again. Our guide An was first class, we learnt about the differences in the periods, cleaning & restoration. We also had a demonstration,...More

Thank flossy55
Reviewed 16 February 2015

I had the pleasure of participating in a guided tour of the De Wit Royal Manufacturers of Tapestries. This outfit is the only remaining worldwide establishment to repair and clean antique tapestries in a manner that maximizes their preservation, and museums the world over send...More

1  Thank TFI02139
Reviewed 24 November 2013

this is one of those places that every Belgian should extremely be proud of (and at least have visited the website)

Thank dinieh
Reviewed 30 July 2013

De Wit is one of the rare restorers of medieval wall tapestries in Europe. During their tour, held once a week on Saturday morning, they will show you the techniques for cleaning and repair (and demonstrate tapestry making). The historical building, once a refuge within...More

1  Thank try-some
Reviewed 10 March 2013

The insight our group got into the world of tapestries was fabulous. We had a personal tour. A very experienced lady demonstrated the use of a horizontal loom. We learned how tapestries changed over the centuries. Even more fascinating in the process used to clean,...More

Thank raf123fgtours
Reviewed 1 March 2013

There were 9 of us that came for the tour. It was well worth the effort to see these amazing tapestries. I learned so much about the art of tapestries, the care and cleaning/repair of them, and the history of this art form I never...More

2  Thank JJBBMOW
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