The Central Museum of Textiles aka The White Factory of Ludwik Geyer
ul. Piotrkowska 282/284, Lodz, Poland
www.muzeumwlokiennictwa.pl - (+48) 042 683 26 84
The Central Museum of Textiles aka The White Factory of Ludwik Geyer Lodz Reviews
Sep 22, 2007
The Central Museum of Textiles is the oldest and the biggest museum in this part of Europe, which collects items linked with the textile manufacturing process, starting with raw materials, through products (textiles produced industrially and executed with the use of artistic techniques) to garments. It was established in 1960 as the Museum of the History of Textiles (previously it was a Department of Textiles in the Museum of Art).
Its organiser and the first director was Krystyna Kondratiukowa. The seat of the Museum is the so-called "White Factory", one of the most beautiful examples of the classicist industrial architecture. The mill itself was build by Ludwik Geyer in the years 1835-1839 and was the first "multi-departmental mill" in Poland with the first mechanical spinning room, weaving room and printing workshop for cotton fabrics. The first steam machine in Poland was placed here.
The Museum's surface equals 10.500 square meters; over 5.000 square meters are used for exhibitions. Since 1972 the Central Museum of Textiles has been the co-organiser, and since 1982 the sole organiser of the International Triennial of Tapestry.
Entrance fee: ordinary- 8 zł, discount- 4 zł, family ticket- 15 zl. On Saturdays entrance in free. On Mondays museum is closed.
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