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Capellades Paper Mill Museum

Description Practical information

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.

The visit

This Museum was designed as a paper mill combining and complementing the promotion of historic and industrial heritage by continuing the practice of the artisan activity of paper production by hand. It has a permanent exhibition room on paper and printing systems with their corresponding timeline.

The Capellades Paper Mill Museum is an atypical museum, both for its status as museum-mill and for its economic management system, self-funding 60-70% of operation costs.

History

The Capellades Paper Mill Museum is located in an eighteenth-century paper mill, “Molí de la Vila”.

The paper from this region, especially untrimmed paper and tobacco rolling paper, was sold to much of the Spanish market and the American colonies. In the late eighteenth century the paper manufacturing firms in the area became internationally famous.

In this rich context of the history of paper production, the Capellades Paper Mill Museum was founded in 1958 by a group of industrialists, and  with the help of numerous material and financial contributions from different paper manufacturing industries and publishers in Catalonia and Spain, the  Museum was inaugurated on 6 July 1961.

The Museum is currently run by a board made up of different bodies: Capellades Town Council, Association of Historical Paper Studies, Anoia Regional Council and the National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia.

Timetable

Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm

Closed:

25 and 26 December, 1 and 6 January.


Address

Carrer de la Immaculada Concepció, Capellades (Anoia)

Contact

938012850
museu@mmp-capellades.net