Housed inside a beautiful red brick 19th century building is the tourism centre for wool and fashion, which traces Verviers’ colourful history over four centuries. Visitors can plunge into the world of wool with interactive and immersive tours that are ideal for small children and adults alike. Verviers’ rich history and heritage is deeply rooted in textile production. “During the 18th and 19th centuries, Verviers was the world capital of wool. A British entrepreneur, William Cockerill, manufactured machinery that revolutionised the wool industry here and we retrace that story,” explains Michèle Corin, director of Aqualaine, the association managing infrastructure and tourism in Verviers.