Textil- und Industriemuseum, Augsburg

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The Augsburg textile and industry museum, known by its acronym tim, is a museum in Augsburg a city in the south-west of Bavaria, Germany. It is situated in the Augsburger Kammgarnspinnerei, a former worsted spinning mill. The museum is an Anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
Augsburg had a thriving textile industry in the nineteenth century. The Augsburg Worsted Spinning Mill (Augsburger Kammgarnspinnerei — AKS) was founded in 1836 by Friedrich Merz. It was the first major industrial company in the city: it employed up to 2000 workers. It was the largest worsted spinning mill in the Federal Republic of Germany. It closed in 2004.
The mill was restored by Klaus Kada from Graz in Austria. It opened as a museum in 2010. Former textile workers had realised that the industry was disappearing and formed an association to rescue redundant equipment the museum displays this collection. It covers the complete production cycle: from raw materials to designer fashions. A central piece in the museum is the NAK sample book, a collection of 1.3 million fabric designs from the 1780s to the 1990s.
The museum organises its displays under the headings Mensch-Maschine-Muster-Mode. That is Mensch - The stories of the workers in this industry with living testament.Maschine - In the machine hall is a working display of machines from across the ages, from hand to powerloom, producing a limited run of contemporary fabrics.Muster - concentrates on the pattern bookMode - shows the fashions from 'Biedermeier to Strenesse-Kleid'. Modern fabric are represented, stressing the opportunities for the Bayern economy.There are also special exhibitions.
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  • We looked at the Textile and Industry Museum before our Christmas party. The visit was with guidance. The lady was very friendly, with a lot of expertise. In the case of leadership, one was also allowed to put on your own hands, so not only something to look at, but also to participate. Sample books of the former NAC (New Augsburg Kattunfabrik) were also shown. In the case of the weaving machines, the lady was replaced by a former machine operator's company. He showed us all the weaving machines. We were also shown a manual machine for tights production. The visit was very interesting and entertaining. Be sure to take a guided tour for your visit!
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  • The TIM is housed in an old construction of the textile factory. The museum is modern and informative, but relatively small in relation to the building. Admission is not very high for that either. There is also the possibility to book a fairly detailed machine demonstration. Interesting for all those interested in technology. There is also a pretty good restaurant in the museum.
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  • At first was very boring but then came a very interesting section about how we use textile in our technology. It's a must go if you are visiting Augsburg!
  • Very interesting. Quite new and modern displays. Nice for children. Best to have a guidef tour, to see machines working.
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