Industrial Museum

Hermoupolis is an industrial community with an astonishing history. The island of Syros is relatively barren, has few classical antiquities of note, and had a population of only about 4000 in 1800. From 1821 at the beginning of the war between Greece and Turkey Greek migrants previously resident in Asia Minor and other Aegean islands began to settle at Hermoupolis, and their commercials and technological skills transformed it into a thriving industrial city, milling corn brought from the Black Sea, processing lead from Lavrion, spinning cotton, tanning leather on a large scale, and, after the establishment of the Neorion Yard by the British engineer David Smith in 1861, building iron ships.


The Technical Culture Centre manages a museum located in the Katsimantis paint works, the Aneroussis lead works, which includes a shot tower, and the Kornilakis tannery, all of the 1880s.

Industrial Museum
George Papandreou Street 5
+30 (0) 22810 - 84764

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