Museum search

National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia- mNACTEC

The textile factory

The permanent exhibition "The Textile Mill" displays the whole process of producing woollen fabric within the original context of a mill dating from the early 20th century, with a modern and evocative Museum presentation. The exhibition occupies a total surface area of 2,200 m2, including the energy areas in the basement, the steam engine room and the production gallery of the former  Vapor Aymerich, Amat i Jover mill.

 

The tour begins in the former basement of the mill, which still houses the coal stores, boilers, chimney and steam engine, the heart of the factory. The route then moves on to the shop floor to observe the different stages in the production process, from preparation of the wool to be spun, spinning itself, dyes and finishes, and the warehouse.

 

Along the way, visitors are treated to an outstanding collection of textile machinery, the only of its kind in Catalonia, in terms of both its technical quality and its state of presentation. The exhibition recreates the woollen mill setting, the noise and movement of the steam engine, the functioning of the spinning machines and looms, the everyday life of the workers and the social tensions that gave rise to the founding of the labour movement.

OBJECTS

<p>Model of the Vapor Aymerich, Amat i Jover Building</p>
Model of the building
Model of the building
<p>The old textile factory&rsquo;s coal bunker area</p>
The Coal Bunkers
The Coal Bunkers
<p>The old textile factory&rsquo;s boiler area</p>
The Coal Bunkers
The Coal Bunkers
<p>The Vapor Aymerich, Amat i Jover chimney stack</p>
The Chimney
The Chimney
<p>Steam engine</p>
Steam engine
Steam engine
<p>The factory owner&rsquo;s office from the "The Textile Factory&rdquo; exhibition</p>
The factory owner’s office
The factory owner’s office
<p>Male and female workers&rsquo; changing rooms from the "The Textile Factory" exhibition</p>
The male and female workers ch...
The male and female workers changing rooms
<p>Sorting table, first quarter of the 20th century</p>
The sorting table
The sorting table
<p>Carding opener, manufactured by Hortsmans Hnos., 1900-1910</p>
The carding opener
The carding opener
<p>Selfactin, manufactured by the Societ&eacute; Alsacienne de Constructions M&eacute;caniques, 1903</p>
The selfactin
The selfactin
<p>Jacquard loom</p>
The Jacquard loom
The Jacquard loom
<p>Dye Vat, 19th Century</p>
The dye vat
The dye vat
<p>Roof of the Vapor Aymerich, Amat i Jover building</p>
The roof of the building
The roof of the building
scroll to top icon