Guben City and Industrial Museum / Měsćański a industrijowy muzej Gubin

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Modern exhibition in the historic factory building

Building / plot situation

The former Technical Museum of the Hat Industry is located in a listed factory building on the historic factory site of the former "Carl-Gottlob-Wilke-Hutfabrik". The factory was built from 1864 and inaugurated in 1867. As part of the inner-city development of the Neisse town of Guben, the building was renovated and opened on 8 July 2006 at the "Promenade am Dreieck" on Gasstraße. The newly designed building complex includes the town and industry museum, the Guben town hall with service centre, the town library and the music school, other exhibition rooms and the imposing building of the former dye works - today's "Alte Färberei" - with a wide range of events.

Characteristics

With innovative design ideas and the use of modern media, the former hat factory of Carl Gottlob Wilke, the German inventor of the weatherproof woollen felt hat, presents a new and probably unique exhibition. Under 14 spectacular themed hats, which are intended to evoke associations with the hat, visitors can experience the multifaceted history of Guben's town and industry in German and Polish over an area of around 450 m². A written museum guide is available in English. Historical knowledge about the town's history and information about hat production in Guben can be experienced in a variety of ways, e.g. through stories to listen to and marvel at, interesting things to read and look at, history to touch and hats to try on in the "Virtual and Real Hat Try-On Station". A new feature is a presentation of a world of experience in virtual reality via VR glasses. A specially shot 360° 3D image film about the museum and sights of the twin city of Guben-Gubin can be seen on them, as well as a digital 3D exhibition about old crafts. A few old machines that were used to make hats are integrated into the permanent exhibition and can be seen in a small exhibition room opposite the City and Industry Museum. In the museum's special exhibition room and in the former hat café, which has been converted into a museum gallery, changing exhibitions are regularly presented, especially on Guben's history, and special events are held.

Special exhibitions / accompanying offers

Special exhibitions are shown on special occasions and holidays, e.g. over the Easter or Christmas period.

  • A museum education area and a display depot of historical hat machines complement the exhibition, which is well worth seeing.
  • A virtual hat tasting station is used by most visitors as a humorous end to the tour.
  • The newly designed building complex includes the Guben town hall with service centre, the town library and the music school with an extensive range of events.

Offers for children - With Kobi to the museum

Kobi - the little house ghost - is at home in the museum. He lives there in a slipper under the stove. At midnight, he eavesdrops on the old museum pieces when they tell stories about the past. He tells these exciting stories to the museum staff, who then pass them on to the children - stories from the old, old days.

Kobi offers:

1. museum rally (getting to know the museum in a playful way)

A museum rally is designed to make a visit to the Guben City and Industry Museum a special event for children and young people. After an introduction to the content of the museum, the pupils receive questionnaires and can now explore the exhibition independently. Through an attentive visit, all questions can be solved and the sustainability of the visit is promoted.

Afterwards, the questionnaires will be evaluated together with the museum staff and a small "award ceremony" will follow (certificates will be provided by the museum).

The offer takes place indoors and is aimed at schoolchildren.
of grades 5 to 8.
Dates: by arrangement
Pre-registration: at least 2 days in advance
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Group size: 5 to 30 people
Admission per person: € 1.50 (Guben schools have free admission)

Guben City and Industrial Museum

2nd report card

The pupils are welcomed by a member of the museum staff and briefly introduced. Afterwards, the class teacher takes over the class and hands out the certificates. Afterwards, the pupils can try out the various hats and headgear at the "Real Hat Try-On Station" (photography by the accompanying persons is possible).

Other/supplementary offers can be taken up on request.

The offer takes place indoors and is aimed at schoolchildren.
of classes 1 to 10.
Dates: by arrangement on the day the report is handed out
Pre-registration: at least 2 months in advance
Duration: approx. 45 minutes
Group size: up to 30 people
Admission per person: € 1.50 (Guben schools have free admission)

Guben City and Industrial Museum

3. hat production

With scissors, glue, ruler, pencil, cardboard and cardboard for the templates, hats are made under supervision. The materials needed can be brought along or they will be provided by the museum. Students should be able to handle scissors and glue.

The offer takes place indoors and is aimed at schoolchildren.
of classes 1 to 7.
Dates: by arrangement
Pre-registration: at least 2 weeks in advance
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Group size: up to 25 people
Admission per person: € 1.50 (Guben schools have free admission)
Contribution towards costs for material per person: € 2.00

Other notes on the offer:
According to the fee schedule, we charge € 15.00 for the film screening; Guben schools have free admission. By arrangement, the necessary working materials can be provided by the museum, in which case the cost is € 2.00 per person.

Guben City and Industrial Museum

4. "How a hat is made" - film screening on the making of a hat

As part of a visit to the museum, children and young people are shown a film (DVD) about the production of hats in the former VEB Hutwerke Guben. The film complements the exhibition by illustrating the hard work involved in hat production (film duration approx. 20 minutes).

The offer takes place indoors and is aimed at
Pre-school children and pupils up to grade 10.
Dates: by arrangement
Pre-registration: at least 2 days in advance
Duration: 1 to 2.5 hours
Group size: 5 to 30 people
Admission per person: € 1.50 (Guben schools and day-care centres have free admission)
A contribution towards expenses of € 15.00 will be charged for the film screening.

Guben City and Industrial Museum

5. real hat tasting station

The class will be briefed briefly, after which the pupils can choose hats and headgear from the extensive range on offer at the hat-trying station. Photography by the accompanying persons is possible.

The offer takes place indoors and is aimed at pre-school children and pupils up to grade 10.
Dates: by arrangement
Pre-registration: at least 2 days in advance
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
Group size: 5 to 30 people
Admission per person: € 1.50 (Guben schools and day-care centres have free admission)

Guben City and Industrial Museum

6. photo action at the "Real Hat Tasting Station

The class is briefly instructed and the students choose hats and headgear from the wide range on offer at the hat-trying station and pose for the "amateur photographer". The photos can be saved on a stick that they bring with them and later taken to be developed themselves or sent by e-mail.

The offer takes place indoors and is aimed at schoolchildren.
of classes 1 to 10.
Dates: by arrangement
Pre-registration: at least 2 days in advance
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
Group size: up to 30 people
Admission per person: € 1.50 (Guben schools have free admission)

Guben City and Industrial Museum

7. felting

With wool felt, special felting needles, cookie cutters (possibly self-made cardboard shapes), bubble wrap and polystyrene, the pupils can make a wide variety of felt figures under supervision. The finished figures are also suitable for further processing as key rings, Christmas and/or Easter decorations and for the decorative embellishment of hats. The students should already have some experience with needles.

The offer takes place indoors and is aimed at schoolchildren.
of classes 1 to 7.
Dates: by arrangement
Pre-registration: at least 2 weeks in advance
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Group size: up to 25 people
Admission per person: € 1.50 (Guben schools have free admission)
Contribution towards costs for materials per person: € 1.00 to € 2.00

Other notes on the offer:
The work with the sharp needles should be supervised by the caregivers
The material can be provided by the museum. In that case, the contribution towards expenses must be paid.

Guben City and Industrial Museum

Gallery


Location
City and Industry Museum / Měsćański a industrijowy muzej Gubin
Gas Street 5
03172 Guben / Gubin

Contact
Phone: 03561 - 6871 2100
Fax: 03561 - 6871 4000
E - Mail: stadt-und-industriemuseum@guben.de
Website: www.museen-guben.de

Opening hours
November until March (winter)
Tuesday - Friday 12:00 - 17:00
every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month 14:00 - 17:00
Monday and Saturday generally closed

April till October (summer)
Tuesday - Friday 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday 14:00 - 17:00
Monday and Saturday generally closed

Special openings for day-care centres and schools as well as group visits available on request all year round! For additional opening days, please see the website www.museen-guben.de

Admission
Adults: € 3.00
Reduced: € 2.00
Children from 7 years 1,50 €
and reductions with the family pass for the state of Brandenburg
with film screening € 1.00 surcharge

Accessibility
no information

Children
To the museum with Kobi