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European Themeroute | Xtra: Company Museums and Factory Tours

In this section you will find all the sites of our database, which are part of a company that is still active today, from the Fagus factory world heritage site in Alfeld on Leine (Germany) to the shoemuseum of Clarks in the small market town Street in Somerset, England.With this, ERIH is striking the ... more

Icon: Xtra: Company Museums and Factory ToursLiving Industry. Company Museums and Factory Tours

In this section you will find all the sites of our database, which are part of a company that is still active today, from the Fagus factory world heritage site in Alfeld on Leine (Germany) to the shoemuseum of Clarks in the small market town Street in Somerset, England.

With this, ERIH is striking the arches of abandoned industrial monuments to the manufacturing industry and shows that "industrial culture" does not only mean the past, but also encompasses the present and the future of industry.

Chiavenna (So) | Italy
Chiavenna is a town in the Italian Alps, north of Lake Como and about 10 km from the Swiss border. Bottonera is situated on the north side of the town and was an industrial area built-up in the nineteenth century, with cotton mills, paper mills, corn mills, a brewery and a hammer forge. Carlo Moro ...
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Mulino Moro di Bottonera
La Promozione Turistica della Val Chiavenna Stazionr Ferroviaria Chiavennaom
Piazza Gaduli per la Liberte
23022 Chiavenna, Italy

Maranello | Italy
The Ferrari museum adjacent to the company’s manufacturing plant at Marandello is complementary to that at the childhood home of Enzo Ferrari at Modena 27 km. north, with which it is linked by a shuttle bus service. Enzo Anselmo Ferrari (1898-1988), whose father, Alfredo Ferrari, had a mechanical ...
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Museo Ferrari
Via Dino Ferrari 43
41053 Maranello, Italy

Modena MO | Italy
Enzo Anselmo Ferrari (1898-1988) grew up at Modena where his father, Alfredo Ferrari, had a mechanical engineering business based in a workshop that is part of this museum. The younger Ferrari was inspired to a career in motor racing by watching the Circuit di Bologna in 1908. He became a racing ...
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Enzo Ferrari Museum
Museo Enzo Ferrari
Via Paola Ferrari 85
41121 Modena, Italy

Pontedera Pl | Italy
The core of this museum is one of the icons of European young people in the 1950s and 60s – the Vespa scooter. The Piaggio company originated in 1884 as a ship-fitting concern at Sestri Ponente near Genoa. It then turned to manufacture railway locomotives and carriages, and during the First World ...
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Piaggio Museum
Museo Piaggio
Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 7
56025 Pontedera, Italy

Rome | Italy
Francesco Peroni (b 1818) opened a brewery in Vigevano, Lombardy in 1846, and moved to premises near the Piazza di Spagna in Rome in 1864. His business grew into one of Italy’s largest brewing companies between 1910 and 1920 exporting to many countries, and operating breweries in other Italian ...
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Peroni Beer Museum
Museo Birra Peroni
Via R Birolli 8
00155 Rome, Italy

Torino | Italy
The priorities for enthusiasts for the history of the motor car industry when visiting Turin are likely to be the Lingotto factory and Italy’s National Motor Museum, but, although it is open only on Sundays, the Fiat Historical Centre also provides much that is interesting. It is located in an Art ...
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Fiat Historical Centre
Centro Storico Fiat
Via Gabriele Chiobrara 20
10126 Torino, Italy

The SAME archive and museum at Treviglio, 20 km south of Bergamo, provides documentary services to collectors of and researchers into tractors throughout Europe. The brothers Francesco and Eugenio Cassani built the pioneering diesel Cassani 40CV tractor in Treviglio from 1927, and formed a new ...
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SAME Historical Archives & Historical Museum
Archivo Storico SAME & Museo Storico SAME
Viale Frencesco Cassani 15
24047 Treviglio, Italy

Eindhoven | Netherlands
Eindhoven was created by the company founded in 1891 by Gerard Philips (1858-1942) to make incandescent electric light bulbs. It was situated in a region of sandy heaths where agricultural had never been profitable, and where the principal industrial activity had been the making of cigars. The city ...
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Philips Museum
Emmasingel 31
5611 AZ Eindhoven, Netherlands

Velsen-Noord | Netherlands
Tata Steel, formerly known as Hoogovens, is one of the main steelfactories in Europe. The complex is not accessible to the public. But for who admires the spectaclular scenery of heavy industry, this is a must-see. There are no facilities for the public. The complex can be viewed from different ...
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HoogovensMuseum
Wenckebachstraat 1
1951 JZ Velsen-Noord, Netherlands

Jevnaker | Norway
The Hadeland Glassworks, picturesquely situated on the shore of the Randesfjord, was established in 1762, and is by repute the oldest manufacturing concern in Norway. Initially the company produced bottles, jars and other mundane domestic items, but from 1852, under the management of Ole-Chr Berg, ...
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Hadeland Glassworks
Hadeland Glassverk
Glassverksveien 9
3520 Jevnaker, Norway

Lisbon | Portugal
Lisbon has one of the most spectacular tramway systems in Europe, which totalled 108 route km in 1924, when it incorporated nine funiculars, of which four remain. The system is managed by the Companhia Carris de Ferro de Lisboa, which had its origins in Brazil in 1872. The company museum is ...
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Carris tramway museum
Museu da Carris
Rua 1º de Maio, 101 – 103
1300-472 Lisbon, Portugal

St Petersburg | Russia
The centrepiece of the museum run by St Petersburg’s water supply company is a former water tower on the Neva Embankment, designed by Ivan Merts and Ernest Shubersky and completed in 1860. The museum was designed by Eugeny Podgornov and was opened in 2003. The tower itself houses displays about the ...
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Museum of Water
Shpalernay Ulitsa 56
St Petersburg, Russia

Eskilstuna | Sweden
Metal-working and mechanical engineering in the Swedish city of Eskilstuna already had a lengthy history when, in 1832, Johan Theofren Munktell (1805-87) established the Eskilstuna Mekaniska Verkstad Aktiebolag (Eskilstuna mechanical workshops company) which is the oldest of the companies that are ...
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Munktell company museum
Munktellmuseet
Munktellstorget
633 43 Eskilstuna, Sweden

Göteborg | Sweden
The Volvo company was founded in Göteborg in 1927 by Assar Gabrielsson (1891-1962) and Gustaf Larson (1887-1968), and had its first factory in the Hisingen area of the city, where it produced its first car the OV4. Subsequently after numerous takeovers, Volvo has become a large global corporation ...
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Volvo Museum
Arendal Skans
405 08 Göteborg, Sweden

Husqvarna | Sweden
Husqvarna, a small community 5 km south of the city of Jönkoping, has been an important centre for engineering since the seventeenth century. In 1620 King Gustavus Adolphus established several armaments manufactories, one of them at  Jönkoping, whose managers in 1689 opened a machine shop, ...
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Husqvarna Factory Museum
Husqvarna Fabriksmuseum
Hakarpsvägen 1
56141 Husqvarna, Sweden

Iggesund | Sweden
Iggesund is a small town in Hudiksvall municipality in Gävleborg county, 126 km north of the city of Gävle where an ironworks, consisting of a blast furnace, two Walloon forges and a hammer shop, was established in 1685 by Isaac Breant. It remained a small enterprise until the 1870s when it was ...
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Iggemans Mill
Iggemans Bruksminnen
Malmvägen 15
82523 Iggesund, Sweden

Kosta | Sweden
The manufacture of glass in Sweden was encouraged by King Gustav Vasa (1496-1560) who had observed glass making during a visit to Italy. The industry flourished in the heavily forested province of Småland where 15 works are still operating. The Kosta Glasbruk (Kosta glassworks) was founded in 1742 ...
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Orrefors Kosta Boda AB
Stora Vägen 96
36052 Kosta, Sweden

Malmö | Sweden
Emil Mazetti-Nissen, from Copenhagen, founded the Malmö Chokolad och Konfektfabriks Aktiebolag in 1888, and his company continues to do so in the same factory building in Sweden’s third largest city. The company is the only one in Sweden that still carries out the whole process of chocolate ...
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Malmö Chocolate Factory
Malmö Chokladfabrik
Möllevångsgatan 363
214 20 Malmö, Sweden

Flawil | Switzerland
Schoggi-Land is the visitor centre at the ultra-modern Maestrani factory at Flawil, 16 km west of St Gallen. The company’s origins go back to the early 19th century when Guiseppe Maestrani, from Aquila in the Ticino, who had learned about chocolate-making in Lombardy, sold chocolate on the streets ...
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Schoggi-Land
Toggenburgerstrasse 41
9230 Flawil, Switzerland

Hergiswil | Switzerland
Hergiswil lies 10 km south of Lucerne between Mount Pilatus and the Vierwaldstattersee (Lake Lucerne). The glassworks in the village was established in 1818 by the brothers Siegwart. It suffered a threat of closure in 1975, but was saved largely through the efforts of the designer Roberto Niedereeer ...
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Glasi Hergiswil
Seestrasse 12
6052 Hergiswil, Switzerland