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Ave Basin Textile Industry Museum

Rua José Casimiro da Silva - Outeiro
4760-355 Calendário

T: +351 252 313 986

Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Friday:
10:00 pm – 5:30 pm
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Closed on Mondays and holidays

Free Admission
Founded in 1987, the Ave Basin Textile Industry Museum was the result of a research project centered on the industrialization of the textile sector of the Ave Basin, promoted by the Industrial Archeology Program of the University of Minho.
Inserted in an area strongly marked by the textile industry, it is the only museum dedicated to this activity in the north of the country. Its collection consists of a set of machines, instruments and objects representative of different eras and different production processes, belonging to old textile factories installed in the region. With particular emphasis on Looms, Warps, Shin guards, Calenders, Rollers, Continuous, Winders, Dynamometers and Scales. This almost fifty textile machines portray the three main stages of production: spinning, weaving and finishing.
The Museum integrates the route “Famalicão Industrial Tourism”

To contribute towards a renewed “Famalicão City of Textile” identity, promoting a change of mindset related to social, economic and environmental issues raised by the textile industry.

1. To strengthen the museum’s position as a tourist destination;
2. To build knowledge about national and international archaeology, heritage and industrial museology;
3. To disseminate knowledge and promote reflection on the past and present of the textile industry;
4. To upgrade and enhance the museum through accreditation by the Portuguese Museum Network;
5. To manage, promote and enrich the museum’s collection.

Inspiring words
Identity – Memory – Creativity – Innovation – Entrepreneurship

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