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Textile Printing Museum of Premià de Mar

Description Practical information

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.

The visit

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.

History

The Museum began its activity in Àngel Guimerà street before 1979. It soon moved to the Masia de Can Manent and in 1986 it was definitively inaugurated as a museum with a permanent exhibition open to the public. In the 1980s, the project became more than a conventional museum and embraced a wider and more ambitious vision.  Its mission was not merely to safeguard the industrial heritage of Catalonia relating to textile printing, but gravely concerned for the harsh crisis in the sector, it aimed to create a museum institution that was also a support tool for industrial development.

Towards the end of the century the Town Council of Premià de Mar gave the museum a boost by rehabilitating the former Gas Factory as its new headquarters, inaugurated in 2002. Recently, the museum has become an institution which preserves collections, promoting and studying them, while carrying out a parallel task in the museum workshop, focusing on teaching printing, recovering traditional techniques and promoting crafts.

The Museum also hosts a small exhibition with local archaeological remains, from the Neolithic to late antiquity. This exhibition is linked to the Roman octagonal building of Can Ferrerons, open to the public under the name of the Roman Museum of Premià de Mar.

Timetable

Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 2 pm

Visits by appointment year round on telephone no. 937529197


Address

Antiga Fàbrica del Gas. Joan XXIII, 2-8 08330 Premià de Mar (Maresme)

Contact

937 529 197
museu@premiademar.cat