The MIAT is a museum in Ghent (Belgium) about Industry, Labour and Textile.
The MIAT is housed in a beautiful industrial building. The location offers an impressive panorama of the city: on the one side, the old city with its three towers; on the other side, the old harbour with its industry. And precisely in the middle, between the two, stands the MIAT.
Earlier, it was a cotton spinning mill. Today it is a museum in which the themes of industry, labour and textile are seamlessly interwoven with one another. Most of the textile machines still work. A group of passionate volunteers and former textile workers operate the machines daily. The museum also has an historical pressing plant. An active group of volunteers with a passion for print, gives weekly demonstrations.
Location: Minnemeers, 9, 9000 Gent