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Museum of the Factory

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Address: Drewnowska 58 | Manufaktura, Lodz 91-002, Poland
Phone Number: +48 42 664 92 93
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Museum of the Factory shows the history of a textile mill complex founded...

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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Do you want to know how your tee shirt started life???

A great family attraction, you will learn not just how cotton came from the fields and how it was processed and then turned onto clothes, but also the history of an industry that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a good way to know manufactura's story, there is a beautiful view. When u go to manufaktura it is good to pass by

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Thank Juliana S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The importance of the textile industry to the growth and blossoming of Lodz is unquestioned. Thus, in order to understand Lodz it would be important to have a sense of what took place in this regard. While this museum does contain some of the basic information, only a small fraction of it is translated into English. There is a very... More 

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Thank Mark G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Good idea however only one floor not much to see. I have been leaving in Lodz for over 20 years, but I have to say avoid this museum. I know is just over £1 for entry but is nothing there.

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Thank KrisNowak
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

The museum gave an excellent history of how Lodz became the great rival of Manchester in the cotton industry from approx. 1820 till all their major markets collapsed at the end of World War !. Facenating to follow the history up to our time!

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Thank PerO1944
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

A great museum that told the story of the textile industry and the factory site in particular. At one time there were 850 textile factories in Lodz contributing to the expansion of a once tiny village. A really interesting story and a great roof top view of Manufactura site for 4 Zloty (less than £1) each. We were there for... More 

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Thank Graham H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A great family attraction, you will learn not just how cotton came from the fields and how it was processed and then turned onto clothes, but also the history of an industry that made some people extremely wealthy in Lodz. A real working historic museum that is fun and educational at the same time. Highly recommended.

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Thank Stuart H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The biggest architectural re-conversion project what I've seen so far. Hotel, cinema, restaurants, shopping mall, open space...

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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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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 via mobile

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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