• Attractions
  • Museum or Interpretation Centre
  • Industrial heritage

The Museum of Ribbon, in the town of Comines (Belgium), traces the history of the ribbon industry since the 13th century.

This exceptional museum, a genuine workshop, invites you to meet the old Comines ribbon weavers, "les Bleus Vintes".

The Museum of Ribbon features a collection of old textile looms and masterpieces, the oldest dating back to 1700.  Should you wish to see how they work, simply ask the ribbon master to give you a demonstration.

The museum also displays cases with shuttles, multicoloured ribbon samples, historical documents, tools and machines used to make and refine ribbons.

Practical information

Opening times

Tuesdays to Fridays, from 9 to 11.30 am and from 1.30 to 4.30pm.
Closed on public holidays.
Groups welcome, booking required.
Guided tours available from May 1st to October 31st, Saturdays at 3 pm and Sundays at 10.30 am.


Adults: €3/pp
Children 6-12 years old and PRM: 1€/pp
Free for children under 6
Groups (25 people max): €3 pp + €20 per guide.

School groups
Guided tours: €2/pp
Visits with educational activities: €1/pp
Set price of €20 for a guide, 20 persons max.


COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited until 18 April 2021. In accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
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