The Ribbon Weaving Museum

The Ribbon Weaving Museum shows the craft and industrial history of this traditional trade. Its equipment ranges from the start of the 20th century to state-of-the-art machinery. Volunteer teachers lead visitors through the atmospheric exhibition rooms and a genuine old ribbon weaver’s room, all located in a secondary school. There are live demonstrations and visitors are also given an opportunity to try their hand on the machinery.

Alongside ribbon weaving shops, braiding shops also made a considerable contribution to the textile industry in the valley. For this reason the museum also contains braiding machines. Things like boot laces, cords, decorative trimmings for the clothing industry and products for technical use were all made here. 


Das Bandwebermuseum 
Jung-Stilling-Weg 45
42349 Wuppertal

+49 (0) 202 / 4 06 34 
mornings in the school secretariat (Mon–Fri)

+49 (0) 202 / 5 63 74 42
during opening hours (Thur: 15.00–17.00)

Opening hours

Thursdays from 15.00–17.00

Guided tours outside opening hours can be booked by special arrangement.

The museum is a part of a school and is therefore closed during holiday periods.