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Museum of the Factory

Drewnowska 58 | Manufaktura, Lodz 91-002, Poland
+48 42 664 92 93
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Ranked #14 of 21 Attractions in Lodz
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum of the Factory shows the history of a textile mill complex founded by Izrael Poznański in...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum of the Factory shows the history of a textile mill complex founded by Izrael Poznański in mid 19th century. In the times of its past glory the factory produced million of metres of cotton material. The exhibition shows how the factory developed in time, what was the material production technique and also how did the day of ordinary factory workers looked like. You will also find photographs, documents, films, architectural plans, samples of materials and final products there. The museum offers an unique possibility to learn how the looms operated and listen to the stories of the retired factory workers.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It's surprisingly small, giving a quick overview of how the factory which occupied the current Manufaktura complex fared over time. Somehow one expects more esp. given how big the factory once was.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a great little museum. It gives a good overview of the importance of manufacturing and the textile industry in Lodz. The staff were lovely, very friendly and efficient. The demonstration and short talk about the machines was excellent. Its not easy to find, we had to ask several people in the Manufaktura before we stumbled across it ourselves.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

If you have nothimg else to do - go on, visit the musem. But if weather is good it would be better to go for a walk. The only interesting bit is two machines working for 30 seconds...

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is a nicely restored factory complex. There appears to be a number of other institutions in the complex. The displays in the museum told a really interesting story of the industry. The machine display was extensive and up close (although "don't touch"). The films and multimedia displays really showed what it was like to be working there. Definitely worth... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Interesting small museum located in the Manufaktura center. It gives you insight of the textile industry history of Lodz city before II World War. Some very old textile machines still working - must see !

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I was excpecting much bigger museum just two find one and a half room.i hope this is just the start as the museum itself is interesting but way too small.

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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

This museum tells the history of the textile complex where Manufaktura is located today. It even contains textile machinery that still works.

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