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The Rooftile and Brickworks Museum N. & S. Tsalapatas

Notia Pyli, Volos 383 34, Greece
+30 2421 029844
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Really interesting museum

This is a brilliant example of how a small museum can be really interesting. The museum is located... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carlos V
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Porto, Portugal
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peace in the heart of Volos

the whole park is a "fenomenon" with caffe, bars, restaurants and walking areas, but the museum... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Chrysa M
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The Museum is housed in the old Rooftile and Brickworks Factory of Nikolaos and Spyridon Tsalapatas, in Volos (Thessaly). It presents daily life in the factory, as well as all the production stages of different types of bricks and tiles. Its objective is to showcase the historical identity of the town of Volos and to contribute to the preservation and promotion of its industrial heritage. The N. & S. Tsalapatas Rooftile and Brickworks Factory was one of the largest of its kind. Its workshops and industrial facilities have been restored and today constitute a rare surviving example of an industrial complex in Greece.
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Notia Pyli, Volos 383 34, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a brilliant example of how a small museum can be really interesting. The museum is located in a brick and tile factory (more than 100 years-old) and depicts that industrial activity. Everything is excellently recovered and well documented. Testimonies from the previous owners...More

Thank Carlos V
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the whole park is a "fenomenon" with caffe, bars, restaurants and walking areas, but the museum itself is a little diamond of the city, a must-visit when in Volos

Thank Chrysa M
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

It is an interesting place and well-organised as well.It provides you with lots of information about what its usage used to be in the past etc.

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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum about the old brick and roof tile factory in Volos. The museum is very nicely designed and the staff are friendly. Great way to spend an hour or two if you happen to be in Volos.

Thank Sanne V
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Reviewed May 1, 2017

I never thought that there could be a museum about bricks and tiles. However the most important fact is that it is not only a museum about brick and tiles but also uses a very modern and interactive approach of display and providing information. This...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2017

The old brick factory Tsalapata has been restaured with great respect to the original architectural form . Τhe industrial use of the past dominates the space. A LESSON of the glorious industrial past of Volos ,a lesson for new uses in old buildings.A must!!!!

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Reviewed January 13, 2017

Wonderfully restored factory ! Very interesting and impressive ! Good explanations on the walls. Very helpful staff lady at the reception who enjoyed giving us a thorough briefing.. Located just a few minutes taxi ride from the center.

Thank Nicolas K
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Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

A very interesting visit,an excellent and impressive work that will entertain all kind of visitors.Totally recomented.

Thank nikos a
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

It is rare to find an industrial museum in Greece let alone one that is this good. Previous reviews are very true about the staff - not only hospitable but helpful and much too my shame their English was perfect whereas my Greek very poor....More

Thank Nigel C
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Reviewed September 1, 2016

To avoid disappointment check in advance opening hours/dates, the museum is sometimes closed. GREAT industrial heritage museum. Converted roof tile and brick factory which operated from 1926 to 1975, owned by the local Tsalapatas family. The whole brick and tiles manufacturing process is clearly explained...More

Thank Vlad B
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