Het Industrieel Atrium

Knowledge center for the industrial heritage of Helmond and its surroundings, but also a knowledge center for the heritage of the textile, metal, energy and printing industries. “Connecting Industrial History”.

Knowledge center for the industrial heritage of Helmond and its surroundings, but also a knowledge center for the heritage of the textile, metal, energy and printing industries. “Connecting Industrial History”.

Knowledge center for the industrial heritage of Helmond and its surroundings. The Industrial Atrium is not just a knowledge center for the industrial heritage of Helmond, but also a knowledge center for the heritage of the four base industries of textile, metal, energy and printing.
“Connecting Industrial History” is the focus of this new knowledge center. The slogan is used to show that the focus is not just on the past, but also on the present-day and the future situation and industrial developments. After all, the past can be the guideline for the future, if treated with passion and care.
School children
The knowledge center also offers learning programs for school children with the objective of stimulating interest in technical skills. The students are informed about the old and modern production processes from the textile, energy, metal and printing industries through films, videos, demonstrations, databases, books, tours and self-motivation. That is how the knowledge center aims to create a link between the past and the present and at the same time, the students gain insight in the industrial processes and are better informed when making their career choices. And the school’s history lessons become a lot livelier when held in the knowledge center.
The Industrial Atrium organizes excursions where students stay in the Atrium during the morning and, after a short lunch break, visit an industrial company in the afternoon to experience the application of modern techniques. A perfect example of “Connecting Industrial History”.
The knowledge center is unique in The Netherlands and the visitors get to learn about and experience the industrial situations of the past and the present in different ways. Especially for children, the center is a great way to become interested in technique and industry, through tours, but also through self-motivation, databases, old films, DVDs, etc. Find out all about the prominent place the industry of Helmond has had in the economic life of South-east Brabant and even The Netherlands and still does, but also about old printing processes, how textile was made, metal was cast and energy was generated.

The Industrial Atrium can be visited individually on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and every last Sunday of the month, but also by appointment for groups or classes.
Prices (explanation):
Open from Tuesday to Thursday:
- Free access to the four extensive permanent collections (textile, metal, printing and energy), one themed exhibition and the Board Room (19th century)
- Film presentations on flat screens, present in all four permanent collections
- Access to the digital databases about Helmond’s industries
- Access to the library (industrial heritage of Helmond)
Registered sponsors and benefactors get free access during open house and open days.
Industrial Session: experience an industrial session, length 2.5 hours:
- 30 minute lecture about the history and industrial heritage in Helmond and its surroundings
- Industrial-historical film of choice, length 45 minutes
- Tour and explanation of the four permanent collections, one themed exhibition and the 19th century style Board Room
- Supervised activities with industrial machinery from the old days
- Presentations of four short films on flat screens
- Access to the library (industrial heritage of Helmond)
- Digital access to databases and archives
- Coffee, tea, water and cake.
Groups of minimum 10 people
Entrance fee per person: € 8.50
There are different rates for schools and educational institutions. Please contact The Industrial Atrium for more information. 

Practical Information

Price
Price from 2.00
Youth price from 0.00
Sights, activities & experiences
Type of museum industrial development

Day From Till
Thursday 09:30 16:30