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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

Schönebeck/Elbe | Germany
The town of Schönebeck, located 15 km south of Magdeburg on the Elbe river, has a considerable but little-known industrial history, which also has some special features. Since the 12th century, brine, from which salt was extracted, has been mined in the area of today's Bad Salzelmen district. From ...
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Schönebeck/Elbe Museum of Industry and Art
Erlebniswelt Technik und Innovation (iMUSEt)
Ernst-Thälmann-Straße 5a
39218 Schönebeck/Elbe, 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
Between 1890 and 1969 there were over 200 kilometres of narrow-gauge tram lines in the Bergisches Land. A full 3.3 kilometres between Wuppertal-Kohlfurth and Cronenberg have been preserved. The tram enthusiasts of the Bergische Museumsbahnen association took care of this remaining section in 1973. ...
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Bergisch Tram Museum
Bergische Museumsbahnen
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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Wuppertal Museum of Industrial Culture - Engels House | Museum of Early Industrialisation
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

The "Weißelster" timber rafting system with its component Elsterfloßgraben was the most extensive firewood transport system of modern times in Europe, it was in operation from 1578-1864 and made an important contribution to the energy supply in the transition to the industrial age. The ...
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The 'Elsterfloßgraben' Rafting Ditch
Am Herrmannschacht 11
06712 Zeitz, Germany

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

The first Museum of Typography in Greece is located in Chania, Crete, close to Souda harbour. It is a private initiative by Yannis Garedakis, founder of the local newspaper "Haniotika nea", and his wife Eleni, who have been collecting, for over thirty years, machines and other exhibits that mark the ...
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Museum of Typography by Yannis and Eleni Garedakis
Chania Park of Local Industries, Building 13-03
73200 Chania, Greece

Hermoupolis | Greece
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 ...
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Hermoupolis Industrial Museum
George Papandreou 11
84100 Hermoupolis, Greece

Nea Kifissia | Greece
The OTE Group Telecommunications Museum was established in 1990 and is a unique in its kind technology museum, inextricably linked with the technological and social development in Greece. Through its educational programs, visual arts & technology workshops, guided tours for school groups, families ...
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OTE Group Telecommunications Museum
25 Proteos str.
14564 Nea Kifissia, Greece

The foundry museum occupies the buildings of the engineering work established by the Swiss ironfounder Abraham Ganz (1815-1867) who moved to Budapest in 1841 and opened his own works in 1844, specialising in the manufacture of wheels for railway carriages and wagons. After Ganz died the company ...
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Ábraham Ganz Foundry Collection
Ganz Ábrahám Öntödei Gyűjtemény
Bem Jozsef-utca 20
1027 Budapest, Hungary

In the evolution of mankind, in the formation and development of our culture and civilization light played an essential role. It was the symbol of life, comprehension and wisdom from the very beginning. The collection of Electrical Engineering commemorates the history of light and lighting, and ...
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Museum of Electrical Engineering
Elektrotechnikai Múzeum
Kazinczy u. 21
1075 Budapest, Hungary

Budapest | Hungary
The Technical Study Stores can be considered as a museum, yet it does not incorporate a permanent exhibiting place.The artifacts are presented on metal shelves in three spacious halls – sixteen-thousand pieces altogether. The collection contains world patents, first copies and enormous ...
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Technical Study Stores
Múszaki Tanulmánytár
Prielle Kornélia 10
1117 Budapest, Hungary

The main site of the Hungarian Technical and Transport Museum in Pest is primarily concerned with transport, and includes a replica of a railway station of the early twentieth century and numerous railway models. It also has extensive sections on the history of roads, and on boat-building and ...
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The Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport
Magyar Müszaki és Közlekedési Közlekedési Múzeum
Városligeti Körut 11
1146 Budapest, Hungary

Miscolc, in the Bukk region of northern Hungary, is the country’s third largest city, and since the late 1940s the huge Lenin Metallurgical Plant has been located in its surburb of Diósgyör. Many ironworks have flourished in the region since the first blast furnace in Bukk was established in the ...
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Metallurgic Collection and Massa Museum
Massa Múzeum| Mûemlék nagyolvasztó ("Õskohó")
Omassai utca
3517 Miskolc, Hungary

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
Crespi D’Adda, patrimonio dell’Umanità UNESCO
piazzale Vittorio Veneto 1
24042 Capriate San Gervasio, Italy

The plan of the Geological and Mining Park of Sardinia has been elaborated by EMSA (Sardinian Mining Agency). It provides for eight areas which are spread over the entire island, and which have been selected depending on the geological and mining importance, archaeological remains and natural ...
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Geological Mining Park of Sardinia
Parco Geominerario Storico e Ambientale della Sardegna
Via Monteverdi 16
09016 Iglesias, Italy

Fondazione AEM was established in 2007 in order to preserve the historical heritage of AEM (The Electric Municipal Company of Milan), one of most important energy companies in Italy, instituted in 1910 by the Municipality of Milan. Beyond the protection of its industrial heritage, Fondazione AEM ...
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House of Energy and Environment
Casa dell’Energia e dell’Ambiente – Fondazione AEM-Gruppo A2A
Piazza Po, 3
20144 Milan, Italy

Pray | Italy
Zignone Brothers wool mill – today better known as the “Factory of the Wheel” – was built in 1878 as a full cycle factory, manufacturing cloths from wool with all the processes internalized; big wheels activated by a turbine and connected with metal cable characterise this still working system – the ...
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Factory of the Wheel
Fabbrica della ruota
Regione Vallefredda, 1
13867 Pray, Italy

Reggio Emilia | Italy
The Historical Archive of Officine Reggiane contains company documents dating from 1904 to 1994, testifying almost 100 years of industrial activity in various productive sectors (railway, agricultural, aeronautical, food machinery). At the height of its development, the factory was the fourth ...
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Officine Reggiane Historical Archive
Archivio Storico Officine Reggiane
Via Dante Alighieri 11
42121 Reggio Emilia, Italy

Amarelli family represents a story in the history, a saga, which began in the 11th century and continued over the centuries through Crusades, intellectual effort and farming. A history that you can now experience and live in the “Giorgio Amarelli” Licorice Museum. Seat of the Museum is the historic ...
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"Giorgio Amarelli" Licorice Museum
"Giorgio Amarelli" Museo della Liquirizia
Contrada Amarelli Strada Statale 106
87067 Rossano, Italy

Ruda | Italy
The Chiozza starch factory is a real unique first industrial revolution factory fully equipped with the original machinery. More than 30 old machines powered by a steam machine are preserved. The factory was founded  in 1865 by Luigi Chiozza, a chemist and entrepreneur who developed and patented a ...
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Chiozza Starch Factory
Amederia Chiozza
Via Luigi Pasteur
33050 Ruda, Italy

Settimo Torinese | Italy
The Freidano Ecomuseum takes its name from the canal that provided the energy for the earliest industrial activities in the area that lies between Torino and the suburb of Chivasso along the left bank of the Po River. It is part of a broader project for environmental and cultural requalification ...
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Freidano Ecomuseum
Ecomuseo del Freidano
Via Ariosto 36-bis
10036 Settimo Torinese, Italy

Līgatne | Latvia
The 30 wooden houses that comprise the village of Ligatne were built in the late nineteenth century to accommodate workers at a substantial paper mill which itself dates from 1816. In one of the houses, visitors can take a closer look at how these workers lived there: Its interior has been restored ...
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Līgatne Paper Mill Village
Touristinformation
Spriņģu iela 2
LV 4110 Līgatne, Latvia

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