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On Friday 27 March, a number of public events will take place in Leiden, marking the start of the Pilgrim Year (for more information, click here), commemorating the departure from Leiden of the Pilgrim Fathers, en route to the New World on board the Mayflower.

During this event, you will have ample opportunity to become acquainted with Leiden Pilgrim history and the themes connected to it (migration, tolerance and oppression). Throughout the day, a number of locations and museums linked to the Pilgrims and the Golden Age will offer free entry to the public, including Museum De Lakenhal, Pieterskerk Leiden, Museum Wevershuis, and also the Textile Research Centre.

On 27 March, the TRC will be open from 10.00 until 16.00. Entrance to the Gallery Exhibition on American Quilts is free. 

From 12.30 until 13,30, Dr. Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood will give a lecture (in Dutch/English) about American quilts, their history and backgrounds. Max 30 people, registration requested. Registration is possible by sending an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Hogewoerd 164
2311 HW Leiden.
Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 /
+31 (0)6 28830428  

Open on Mondays - Thursdays
from 10.00 - 16.00.

Bank account number:
NL39 INGB 0002 9823 59,
Stichting Textile Research Centre

Entrance is free, but donations are always welcome!

TRC Gallery exhibition:
5 Febr. -25 June 2020: American Quilts

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The TRC is dependent on project support and individual donations. All of our work is being carried out by volunteers. To support the TRC activities, we therefore welcome your financial assistance: donations can be transferred to bank account number NL39 INGB 000 298 2359, in the name of the Stichting Textile Research Centre.
Since the TRC is officially recognised as a non-profit making cultural institution (ANBI), donations are tax deductible for 125% for individuals, and 150% for commercial companies. For more information, click here
Financial donations to the TRC can also be made via Paypal: