Through former industrial textile manufacturing spaces and the spectacular architecture of this Modernist building the museum shows the evolution of scientific and technological advances in Catalonia, paying special attention to their industrial application and their effect on society.
This forge was one of the last workshops for iron production in Catalonia, where iron was manipulated to create raw materials subsequently transformed by other professionals. It is one of the best-conserved forges and still preserves its two original drop hammers.
The Sedó Colony stands out from other cotton industry colonies for its size and use of a hydraulic system which made the best possible use of hydraulic power. The visit includes an audiovisual display of the model of the colony as well as a chance to go inside the waterpipe of the turbine.
A guided visit at Móra la Nova station shows the evolution of trains and the line of Direct trains linking Barcelona and Madrid. These trains, some of which are still in use, can be admired at the new depot.
These were the most important lead mines in Catalonia. The museum explains the history of lead mining in the Priorat region through a unique experience which provides visitors with a unique opportunity to observe a lead glance mine 40 metres underground.
The Sawmill of Àreu, which operated in the 19th and 20th centuries, is an example of the history of the wood industry, showing how hydraulic energy was used to grind wheat and saw wood.
This centre provides an in-depth view of the history of technology, chemistry and manual printing. It contains an extensive collection of objects relating to the process for printing fabric, with original drawings, samples, moulds, machinery and fabrics.
A unique cotton mill from 1841, legacy of the industrial vitality of Ter. Two turbines remain in operation, one of which dates back to 1860 and powers the busbars and machinery. An ideal space to understand how industry has used the river Ter since the 19th century.
This museum in the industrial neighbourhood of Rec presents a general overview of the use of leather in different cultures and shows the legacy of the city’s leather tanning industry from the beginnings of manufacturing to modern production.
The remains of the cement factory highlight the spectacular nature of one of the most important manufacturing plants of Catalan industry. Visitors to the museum can see the first cement factory in Catalonia and the manufacturing process for Portland cement.
A unique construction used to produce energy from raw materials such as coal and fuel, providing electricity and steam to the former Roca Umbert factory in Granollers. Visitors can see the furnaces, generators and transformers, all perfectly preserved.
The museum is situated on the site of the mill of the Granadella Cooperative, built with the support of the Mancomunidad of Catalonia in 1920. Visitors can see the installations and original machinery of the mill, as well as the process for producing extra virgin olive oil.
This museum explains the origin and evolution of the first major hydroelectric power plant in Catalonia and how the electricity produced in the Pyrenees supplied Catalan industry. One of its distinguishing features is the 836-metre-long stretch down which water travels before becoming electricity.
This museum recreates life in a textile colony in Llobregat, strategically situated to transform river water into energy and provide inhabitants with all the basic services. It shows the textile process in detail, as well as the spaces of everyday life.
The J. Trepat factory led the transformation of the Catalan countryside throughout the 20th century with its agricultural machinery. The museum shows the former commercial department, offices and t...
Located in an 18th-century paper mill, the Paper Mill Museum is a museum where paper is still handmade. Visitors taking part in artisanal paper manufacturing workshops can see the entire manufacturing process from the arrival of the fabric to the dispatch of the final paper product.
This impressive collection is made up of over 200 national and foreign automobiles, aviation material, motorcycles, velocipedes and engines, with the most important and emblematic models on display.
A journey through the world of trains from its origins to the present day. The museum, located in the original railway depot in Vilanova, offers the largest collection of steam trains in Europe as well as a wide range of activities for everyone.
The park offers its visitors a walk around old mining installations, with a museum area explaining the industrial operations in the valley. The machinery for working the mine can be viewed during the visit and a tour of the galleries at a depth of 86 metres can also be arranged.
A visit to the inside of an original coal mine allows visitors to discover a century and a half of extraction. This museum shows the process of coal extraction and the hard life of the mine workers.
The Pujol i Bausis factory, now a museum, was a point of reference in the ceramic production in Catalonia and one of the most important Modernist factories. Visitors can see five different types of kilns and follow the evolution of the ceramic industry through several finished products.
This is one of the few old industrial distilleries remaining in Catalonia, where grape pomace is distilled to produce liquor. Visitors to the museum space can observe the processes for obtaining alcohol and its derivates as well as personally viewing distillation and enjoying a small taster.
The museum is located in the former salt storage facility or Real Alfolí dating from the 18th century and declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest in 1995. It shows the whole saltworking process from the mine to commercialisation.
Located in the vast building of the former water deposits of Manresa, this museum offers two permanent exhibitions showing the importance of the irrigation system promoting the development of agriculture, industry, and the industry of ribbon-making with its long history in the city.
This museum is devoted to the interpretation and promotion of the heritage and territories linked to the Catalan world of cork. Visitors can experience forests of cork oak and the artisanal and industrial transformation of cork.
The museum shows the industrialisation process based on an artisan trade, that of a wood and horn turner, which became a sector complementing that of textiles. A journey from the origins of turnery to the present viewed from the different products.
Restored vintage trains from the historic collection of trains belonging to Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) from former train companies and in use as part of a regular service or as requested, depending on particular cases.
The main appeal of this museum is learning about the complex production process of flour in a former mill, transformed into a factory in the 19th century. Visitors can learn about different types o...