When we go on holiday, I always research the interesting places to visit, so I thought I would compile a map of textile museums because I love visiting them (even though it annoys my teenage sons…). This one is worldwide, I haven’t visited even a quarter of them but hope to do so! Please contact me (email address on the sidebar) if you know of any more.
They are not all dedicated textile museums: some are folk museums with a large element of interesting textile information and/or demonstrations, local to the area in which they are situated. Underneath my map are two others: one dedicated to France compiled by France Patchwork and one focussing on Ireland compiled by The Woolly Way of Ireland Blog.
Updated 11 April 2010, thanks to Tom Flaten for loads of links!!
Click on the maps to get a bigger version on Google Maps.
My Google Map of Textile Museums.
This may be split into different regions in the future.
France Patchwork’s Google Map of French Textile Museums
Map of Textiles in Ireland from The Woolly Way of Ireland blog
I have a page of online textile history websites here too. Even if you can’t visit the textile museums themselves, it’s sometimes interesting to click on the links to the websites shown on these Google Maps as these are often very informative and fascinating in themselves.