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.
The Turnery Museum explains the industrialization process in Catalonia based on an artisan trade, that of a wood and horn turner, which with the advent of industrialization became an industrial sector complementing the textile sector. In other words, it explains how workshops gave way to factories, how the need for complements for textile machinery encouraged the development of factories with more than 60 workers in the twentieth century. And it does not neglect the other lines of work which appeared in the sector and currently represent the present and future of wood turnery.
The project of the Turnery Museum of Torelló first appeared in the late 1990s. In 1998 the former factory of the Vidal turnery (built in 1888) was purchased and rehabilitated.
In the 2000s, the museographic archive was built up and studied. It now consists of a large collection of machines, tool, products, documents…. which give a broad picture of what wood turnery was and is. The definitive museographic project was put together in 2014 and finally inaugurated in 2016.