Narva Museum | Kreenholm Cotton Mill

The cotton mills at Narva are part of an integrated textile community consisting of a monumental factory, workers’ housing, schools and institutes, comparable to Saltaire in England, built in the mid-nineteenth century by the entrepreneur L Knopp, with design input from the School of Architecture in St Petersburg. The mill produced cotton fabrics of high quality which were awarded a Grand Prix at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900. There was a celebrated and much-analysed strike at the works in 1872. The mills are powered by falls on the Narova River, on the other side of which are the almost equally monumental Steiglitz flax mills in present-day Russia.

Narva Museum | Kreenholm Cotton Mill
Narva Castle
Peterburi mnt. 2
20308 Narva
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