Opening hours

State Textile and Industry Museum (tim)

Tuesday to Sunday: 9am – 6pm
Monday: closed

Telephone (0821) 81001-50

The museum is closed on June 30th, 2022 and July 8th, 2022.

Open: Epiphany (6.1.), Good Friday, Easter Monday,
Ascension Day, Whit Monday, Corpus Christi, Augsburger Hohes Friedensfest (8.8.), Assumption Day (15.8.), Day of German Unity (3.10.), All Saints‘ Day (1.11.), Boxing Day (26.12.)

Closed: New Years Day (1.1.), Shrove Tuesday, Labour Day (1.5.), Christmas Eve (24.12.), Christmas Day (25.12.), New Years Eve (31.12.)

Please note: photography is not permitted in the museum due to copyright infringement. Thank you for your consideration.

nunó — Restaurant in the tim

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Monday: closed

Telephone (0821) 508 10 44

Admission Prices

Permanent Exhibition

Regular admission: 5 Euro
Discounted admission: 4 Euro
Sunday admission: 1 Euro
(does not apply to special exhibitions)

Machine Demonstration Permanent Exhibition

Several times per day: 1.50 Euro
Limited participants, booking not possible

Combined ticket permanent and special exhibition

Regular: 9 euros
Reduced: 7 euros

Guided Tours

Permanent exhibition and/or special exhibition subject to agreement: 50 Euro
Maximum 25 persons per group, admission not included

Discounted tours for school groups subject to agreement: 45 Euro
Maximum 25 persons per group, admission free

Tours for children: 4 Euro per person
Including educational activities: 5 Euro per person
Minimum 12, maximum 25 persons per group, admission free

all visitors on Sundays who are not already entitled to free admission; the discounted price is €1; further discounts do not apply.

Basic military service and civilian service personnel with identification

Participants engaging in voluntary service in the social or environmental sector

Severely disabled persons

Persons over 65 years of age with identification

School pupils with identification, if not already subject to free admission

Students with identification, if not already subject to free admission

Members of the Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker e.V.

District and city cultural heritage guardians

Members of the Berufsverband Bildender Künstler in Bayern

Members of the Vereinigung Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler in ver.di Bayern

Holders of a cultural pass from the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Alpenländer and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Alpen-Adria if the museum index is specifically stipulated in the cultural pass

Holders of a Bavarian voluntary service card

Holders of a Bavarian gold voluntary service card

Children and teens under 18 years of age

School classes, preschool children, childcare and youth groups from EU member states, provided they are accompanied by teaching staff or official supervisors

Teaching staff and official supervisors accompanying their groups on a museum visit or attending the museum in order to prepare such a visit

Persons who conduct tours for Bavarian community education institutions and tourist guides with professional identification attending the museum in order to prepare such tours

Members of the Bavarian State Parliament

Recipients of the Bavarian Order of Service, the Bavarian Rescue Medal and the Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art (with an accompanying person) upon presentation of the respective identification; these visitors also receive free entry to special exhibitions

Members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) with membership card

Journalists with a press pass

Members of the Förder- und Freundeskreis tim e.V.

Members of the society „Freunde des MPZ e.V.“ in the case of visits to events put on by the society in the individual museums and exhibitions

Students of art, art history and art studies at universities and other tertiary institutions with identification

Tertiary teaching staff when visiting the museum as part of courses accompanying their students and when attending the museum for the purposes of preparing such a visit

Diplomatic personnel with accreditation in the Federal Republic of Germany upon presentation of diplomatic identification

Directors of consular missions with accreditation in the Free State of Bavaria upon presentation of consular or honorary consular identification

Chaperones of severely disabled persons, provided the necessity of such a chaperone is registered in the disability pass

Booking Service

Tue – Fri, 10am – 3pm
Telephone (0821) 81001-50

Barrier-free Access

Booking Service for Guided Tours

Museum Entrance
Provinostraße 46

2 disabled parking spaces on the museum site

Two passenger and one freight elevator are available. The elevators allow access to all exhibition levels on the ground and upper floors as well as to the toilets in the basement.

A disabled access toilet is available.

Museum chaperone – Service for groups with constraints

Helpers from the Augsburg Voluntary Centre accompany Augsburg groups from the centre through the museum. Contact details can be provided upon request.
Information available from: or
Telephone (0821) 81001-50

Guided Tours

Booking Service for Guided Tours

Tue – Fri, 10am – 3pm
Telephone (0821) 81001-50
Guided tours are available in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

From Fibre to Fashion – the tour through the tim

How is modern clothing created? The process stretches from the raw material, spinning, weaving or knitting, through to textile refinement and manufacturing. Exciting insights into the fashion of the last 200 years await you. In the exhibition weaving mill, you can watch as tim products are created, for example the Fugger-Fustian. The highlight of the tour is the world famous cloth pattern collection of the Neue Augsburger Kattunfabrik (NAK – New Augsburg Calico Factory), uniquely and interactively presented on three graces over four metres in height.

This tour can also be booked with the following focus points:

  • Patterns
  • Fashion
  • Industrialisation

Up to 25 participants (with 26 or more participants, the group will be split)
Tour fee: 50 Euro + admission
Tour fee for school groups: 45 Euro incl. admission
Duration: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes

Workshops are available on the topics of printing, felting and paper dress


tim – a museum to enjoy

At nunó, a delicious breakfast selection, special daily deli menu offers, snacks and cakes await you every day.

Enjoy a modern, uncomplicated gastronomic culture in a relaxed atmosphere – with fresh salad, a range of vegetarian meals and the finest meat from Bioland.

On Sundays, indulge in nunó’s extravagant breakfast buffet with organic sausage, organic eggs, sweet treats, fruit and muesli. Eat as much as you want, including organic “Weißwurst” and warm snacks.

The cuisine at nunó: freshly prepared with seasonal ingredients from the region, meat exclusively from Bioland, quality wines, juices and lemonades.

nunó is open:

Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 6pm
Monday: closed

Telephone (0821) 508 10 44

Permanent Exhibition

Booking Centre for Guided Tours
Tue – Fri, 10am – 3pm
Telephone (0821) 81001-50
Guided tours are available in German, English, French and Italian.

The tim is a museum in which visitors can experience history.

The spotlight is on people whose lives were radically changed by the industrial age. Visitors can learn about the turbulent history of workers, influential entrepreneurs and bankers.

The museum factory of the tim is housed in the historic saw-tooth roofed buildings of the AKS. Here, historic weaving looms clatter alongside modern high-tech machines, producing the tim locksmith´s towel and the Fugger-Fustian, for example.

The centre of the permanent exhibition is home to a national cultural treasure: the unique collection of pattern books from the Neue Augsburger Kattunfabrik (NAK – New Augsburg Calico Factory). It reflects more than 200 years of design and fashion made in Augsburg. The renowned Studio Brückner has created a presentation of these cloth patterns dating from the 1780s to the 1990s. Graces over four metres in height serve as interactive projection screens for visitors, impressively translating the digitalised cloth patterns into the third dimension. 

The tim offers spacious showcases for fashion ranging from Biedermeier to Strenesse clothing. The tim offers an exciting foray into the realm of fashion and costume history stretching back 200 years.

The tim focuses not only on the past, however, but also shows the exciting developments emerging in the textile world of today and tomorrow. The high-tech section revolves around entirely new areas of application. From intelligent clothing, artificial muscle through to carbon products, the tim demonstrates the opportunities of the future of textiles in Bavaria.

Special Exhibition

Design Goals - Elise Esser

Design Goals – Female designers take a stand on textile sustainability

„The future is design“… Fascinating fashion creations from airbag fabric, leftover textiles, fluff, oranges or autumn leaves – all to be found in the new special exhibition by young female designers in the foyer of the tim. Against the background of finite resources, the focus of the future-oriented works lies on a sustainable use of textile materials. The exhibition thus highlights the creative process behind promising innovations and provides insights into the analogue and digital processes of today’s design in a sustainable world of tomorrow.

The title „Design Goals“ refers to the United Nations‘ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The exhibition displays impressive design solutions and strategies in the form of products, materials and concepts for the future: creative and technical solutions derived from hitherto untapped resources. The young female experts thus function as „complex problem solvers“, making sustainable and socially relevant statements in the fields of design and engineering.

With works by Gesa Balbig, Elise Esser, Katharina Grobheiser, Melissa Grustat, Etien-Marie Hofbauer, Lydia Petersen, Franziska Poddig, Theresa Scholl, Marina Elena Wachs.

The exhibition „Design Goals“ can be visited from 07 May 2022 till 24 September 2022.

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Circle of Friends

The Förder-und Freundeskreis tim e.V.

The wheel was set in motion just in time in 1996 by the members of circle of friends then called the Verein zur Förderung eines Industriemuseums in Augsburg e.V. (Association for the Support of an Industry Museum in Augsburg). It was the period of the wave of closures in the large textile factories, in which just years earlier thousands of workers had earned their living. The association´s intention was to preserve the heritage of the textile industry, which had once been such an important branch of industry for Augsburg, for generations to come.

They began to collect textile machines from the bankruptcy assets of the large factories, thus securing the “initial capital” for the State Textile and Industry Museum Augsburg (tim), the establishment of which they were able to achieve on the political level. The textile machines were transferred to the collection of the tim and were carefully restored through years of work by members of the society.

Thanks to the know-how of the former textile workers, the machines are once again running in the vibrant permanent exhibition of the tim. They not only document the technological history of their branch, but also provide visitors with insight into the daily professional lives of the textile workers. One component of the “initial capital” for the tim is the creative treasury of the former Neue Augsburger Kattunfabrik (NAK – New Augsburg Calico Factory), which was originally intended to be shipped out to the far east.

The treasury consists of more than 550 pattern sample books of the NAK, in which around 1.3 million material patterns of the NAK and its competitors dating from the 1780s to the 1990s were collected. Thanks to the association and the financial support of the the Free State of Bavaria, the City of Augsburg and the Stadtsparkasse Augsburg, the pattern book archive was able to be preserved in its entirety and secured for Augsburg, and is now considered national cultural heritage. But the tim has the members of the society to thank for more than just the preservation of an outstanding collection item: in late 2001, a small museum team began the work which was to lead to the tim. In the years that followed, the challenge was not only to develop a vibrant museum concept, but also to carry out the preliminary political work required. Numerous events in the lead-up to the opening of the museum would have been inconceivable without the members of the society.

With the completion of the development phase and the opening of the State Textile and Industry Museum Augsburg (tim) in 2010, the work of the society took a new direction, hence a new name: the Förderverein became the Förder- und Freundeskreis tim e.V. (Supporters and Friends of the tim). The members now run the museum shop, for example, or help as tour guides for the exhibition, hemming towels and helping wherever they are needed. A great and shining example of volunteer work! The tim says THANK YOU!