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The museum radiates an aura of vibrant activity; it smells like oil and metal in here, and the machines make a lot of noise! In the building of the former Kollmar & Jourdan jewellery manufactory, visitors have an opportunity to gain insights into the world of Pforzheim’s traditional jewellery and ...
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Technical Museum of Pforzheim’s Jewellery and Watchmaking Industries
Bleichstraße 81
75173 Pforzheim, Germany

Rüsselsheim | Germany
Adam Opel (1837-95) laid the foundation for Rüsselsheim’s industrialisation. He started in 1862 by producing sewing machines and then expanded operations to bicycle production, which ultimately led to vehicle manufacturing in 1898. His company flourished to such an extent that the American car ...
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Municipal and Industrial Museum
Hauptmann Scheuermann Weg 4
65428 Rüsselsheim, Germany

Sangerhausen OT Wettelrode | Germany
Working underground was anything but a bed of roses. Miners were exposed to enormous levels of stress because of the extremely low galleries (some of which were no higher than 40 centimetres), the dust produced from mining copper slate, and not least of all the noise of the chopping machines and ...
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Röhrigshaft Mining Museum
Lehde
06526 Sangerhausen, Germany

Iron ore extraction in the Lahn-Dill region is more than 2.000 years old. The area around the current Lahn-Dill district once contained more than 210 pits used for mining the so called Lahn-Dill ore. In 1983 the red hematite mine Fortuna closed its doors, thus putting an end to the ore extraction in ...
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Fortuna visitor mine and mine railway museum
Grube Fortuna 1
35606 Solms, Germany

Sonneberg | Germany
Sonneberg, the town of toys, was founded in the Gründerzeit (Wilhelminian era) as an industrial settlement with checker-board pattern streets, composing a structure of urban blocks. Over 90 percent of the buildings dating to the time between 1840 and 1940 were dedicated exclusively to toy production ...
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Sonneberg Town of Toys
Bahnhofsplatz 1
96515 Sonneberg, Germany

Stralsund | Germany
If you want to experience the sound and the atmosphere of an old printery visit Stralsund at the Baltic Sea. In this medieval Hanseatic city until 1931 the largest German game cards factury operated. Since 2009 the society „Jugendkunst e. V.“ runs a living museum called „Spielkartenfabrik ...
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Stralsund Game Card Factory
Katharinenberg 35
18435 Stralsund, Germany

Villingen-Schwenningen | Germany
The Wuerttembergische Clock Factory is located in the center of the city of Schwenningen, once called the world’s largest clock town. It is considered the oldest clock factory in the former German state of Wuerttemberg. The factory’s founder Johannes Buerk, started his manufacturing career with an ...
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Museum of industrial clock making
Bürkstraße 39
78054 Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

Wietze | Germany
The birthplace of the German oil industry can be found in Wietze, a municipality on the edge of Lüneburg Heath and 18 kilometres west of Celle. Heavy oil was extracted here above ground in “tar wells” and traded as a lubricant and medicine from at least the 17th century. Starting in the 1830s, ...
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German Petroleum Museum
Schwarzer Weg 7-9
29323 Wietze, Germany

Wuppertal | Germany
Zwischen 1890 und 1969 gab es im Bergischen Land über 200 Kilometer schmalspurige Straßenbahnstrecken. Erhalten geblieben sind ganze 3,3 Kilometer zwischen Wuppertal-Kohlfurth und -Cronenberg. Dieses Reststück nahmen 1973 die Straßenbahnfreunde des Vereins Bergische Museumsbahnen in ihre Obhut. Die ...
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Bergisch Tram Museum
Elektrische Straßenbahn Kohlfurth–Cronenberg
Kohlfurther Brücke 57
42349 Wuppertal, Germany

Nowadays the River Wupper would be useless for bleaching yarn. It is simply not clean enough. Not like the old days when it gave rise to one of the oldest industrial regions in Germany. How the economic, social and cultural upheavals between 1750 and 1850 in the Wuppertal region all hang together is ...
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Historical Centre - Engels-House and Museum of Early Industrialization
Engelsstraße 10
42283 Wuppertal, Germany

This factory was already a technical museum before it ceased operations, because briquetting presses and plate dryers from the 1883-1895 series were running here till 1959. A single 12 horsepower steam engine was responsible for driving the transmission: it was later replaced by an electric motor. ...
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Brown Coal Processing Museum in the „Herrmannschacht“ Briquette Factory
Mitteldeutscher Umwelt- und Technikpark
Naumburger Straße 99
06712 Zeitz, Germany

Tampere | Finland
The pioneer of large-scale manufacturing in the Finnish city of Tampere was the Scot James Finlayson (1771-1852) who, after a spell working in St Petersburg, established an engineering shop in the early 1820s using the water-power provided by the Tammerkoski river. He diversified into cotton ...
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Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Työväenmuseo Werstas
Väinö Linnan aukio 8
33210 Tampere, Finland

Uckange | France
Blast furnace U4 is a rusty fossil. The oldest furnace in the Lorraine coal basin stands alone on an open industrial steppe alongside the 953 main road and the River Fensch. The adjacent furnaces have been demolished one by one. The struggle to keep it in existence lasted 15 years. Since 1935 blast ...
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Blast Furnace U4
Parc haut-fourneau U4
1, Jardin des Traces
57270 Uckange, France

The history of bauxite in Greece dates back in the beginning of the 20th century (1920s) when the first explorations took place in the Oiti-Ghiona-Parnassos area. In mid 1960s, Vagonetto’s Tunnel 850 opened as a working gallery, one of the first for the mining of bauxite in mountain Ghiona. The ...
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Fokis Mining Park „Vagonetto“
51st km National Road Lamia-Amfissa
33100 Amfissa, Greece

Athens | Greece
The Industrial Gas Museum operates in the premises of Athens gasworks. When entering the museum, the visitor can get general information on industrial history and industrial heritage. Inside the museum the history of Athens gasworks along with other gasworks in Greece and in Europe is being ...
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Industrial Gas Museum
Gazi Pireos 100
11854 Athens, Greece

Lifetime Laboratory is located in the polychrome buildings of a nineteenth century waterworks on a steep hillside on the edge of Cork City. It was completed in 1863 and enlarged to take a second pumping engine in 1868. It closed during the 1970s after which many of the buildings were used for ...
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Lifetime Lab at Old Cork Waterworks
Lee Road
Cork, Ireland

Waterville | Ireland
The remote village of Waterville, Co. Kerry on the Wild Atlantic Way, was once home to one of the largest cable stations in the world. In 2000 it was recognized by the Institue of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (I.E.E.E.) as an Electrical Engineering milestone location. The “Story of ...
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Waterville Cable Station
"The Story of Waterville Cable Station" exhibition at Tech Amergin Community Arts and Education Centre
Waterville, Ireland

Abbadia San Salvatore | Italy
Abbadia San Salvatore is a town of about 7,000 people, 70 km south of Sienna and west of the Autostrada and railway from Florence to Rome. It was founded in the mid-8th century, and takes its name from an important Benedictine monastery. It is situated on the eastern slopes of Mount Amatio, an ...
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Abbadia San Salvatore Mining Museum
Parco Museo Minerario
Via Suor Gemma, 5
53021 Abbadia San Salvatore, Italy

Capriate San Gervasio | Italy
Crespi d’Adda is a community where textiles were manufactured in a mill completed in 1878, but it is important chiefly as a model community, designed by Silvio Benigno Crespi n (1868-1944), who had studied the textile industry in Cologne and Oldham and in France. The village is one of the most ...
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Crespi d’Adda World Heritage Site
piazzale Vittorio Veneto 1
24042 Capriate San Gervasio, Italy

The Park was born to preserve the history of metallurgy and mining activities carried on during three millenniums in the territory of the "Colline Metallifere Grossetane" (Metalliferous Hills in the province of Grosseto) ", activities that influenced the cultural landscape.The territory of the ...
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Parco Nazionale Tecnologico e Archeologico delle Colline Metallifere
Consorzio del Parco Tecnologico e Archeologico delle Colline Metallifere
Piazza Dante, 35
58100 Grosseto, Italy

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