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“Jump into the 40´s”

Pythagoras Industrial Museum
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Norrtalje
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Pythagoras was a world leader manufacturer with their engines in the early 1900. As with many exceptional products, technology was faster in development than the factory was able to cope with. For almost 50 years, the factory was in hibernation and now it is open to the public as a museum where one could see how such a factory was in the 30´s and 40´s. Very educative! And as an extra treat, they start some of the engines and it´s very exciting!
As for the kids, they have a separate area with play area and the café will have some snacks.
This is truly an exciting event and amust for anyone who loves extraordinary engines!

Thank bbjurstr
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is a industrial history at its best. Pythagoras factory is located about 1 hr from Stockholm .
Pythagoras is a hot bulb engine factory founded in the early part of the last century.
And its working, every day during summer you will see them fire up the engines and do take the guided tour its really worth it.

Thank Protravellerswe
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

A visit in Norrtalje, the capitol of the archipelago in Stockholm, should include a visit at Pythagoras. The engine factory opened in 1898 and remained "as-was" until production stopped in 1979 and turned into a museum.

Thank NativeSwede
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Went there on "Pythagoras Day" in the end of the summer, when all of the engine were running. Unforgetable!

Thank shegeek
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Reviewed May 22, 2010

A visit to an early 20th century engine making factory wouldn't sound like most people's idea of fun but the Pythagoras museum is a really good example of a heritage museum done well. It costs about 60 SEK (at the time of writing) which includes an audio guide available in English as well as Swedish. The audio guide is essential to understanding the factory and the working conditions experienced by those who made the crude-oil engines which were, apparently, exported all over the world . The tour takes you round all areas of the factory explaining the different machines and their uses (some of which look and sound positively dangerous!) and through the manager's office finishing in the factory caretaker's cottage. Everything has been restored to give the impression you have stepped back into the 1940's. Everything is in place just as it would have been - you have the feeling that you have just walked in as the occupants have left the room. The audio guide introduces you to a variety of characters who would have worked in the factory and who tell you about what life was like working and living there - it's done in an entertaining but informative way. Clearly it has been a labour of love for whoever created the museum. There is also quite a large children's area that looked interesting but I didn't spend any time there. Your journey starts and finishes in the museum's cafe where you can relax with a coffee and cake if you wish. The whole tour lasts around an hour or so but you could spend longer if you wish. A real pleasure.

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