Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz

Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz
Łódź, Poland

Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz is a little bit of museum of technology and industry, heritage park, museum of art, design and fashion. This is the biggest in Europe and unique in the world museum devoted to textiles in all its aspects. The museum was founded in 1960 in Lodz – a city that was a center of textile industry in 19th and 20th century. The museum is located in the former Ludwik Geyer factory called the White Factory – one of the most significant symbols of city's textile history.

A rich collection of Central Museum of Textiles, provides visitors with the opportunity to learn about techniques of the textile manufacturing process (a collection of tools and textile machinery) and variety of industrially produced textiles in 19th and 20th centuries (collection of industrial fabric). Visitors also have the chance to see textiles from the past centuries. This collecion of historic textiles is recognized as the finest in the country. Museum also has an international profile. Its collection of modern art textile is one of the largest in the world. Noticeable is also the collection of clothes, which shows changes in the canons of fashion during the centuries, ethnographic collection documenting folk weaving from 19th and 20th centuries, a collection of memorabilia and documents connected with the history of the textile industry, a collection of memorabilia documenting the development of the textile industry and a valuable archives. The interactive exhibition in a historic Boiler building in simple way presents issues related to textile production, and by using multimedia gaming and amusements for children, the whole family can spend great time. In the open air museum of Lodz Wooden Architecture found their place other artefacts related to the everyday life of the Lodz inhabitants from 19th and 20th centuries such as: wooden houses, villa and church. It is a perfect place for recreation.

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Central Museum of TextilesPiotrkowska 282
93-034 Łódź
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Opening hours
Wednesday12:00 – 5:00 PM
Thursday12:00 – 7:00 PM
Friday12:00 – 7:00 PM
Saturday12:00 – 7:00 PM
Sunday12:00 – 5:00 PM
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