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Silk Museum – Como

The processing of silk from the late 1800s to the early decades of 1900s. From the silkworm to the finished product

Silk Museum - Lombardy - Italy
All year long Lombardia -Como  Art-Culture-History | Exhibits-Museums-Visits

The Silk Museum is located in an area of Como well-known between the mid-nineteenth century and the early twentieth century for its silk processing and its thriving textile companies.

Inaugurated in 1990, the Silk Museum collects evidence of the history of Como’s industry and craftsmanship between 1850 and 1950. It exposes machines, objects, weaving notebooks, ancient textile artifacts, modern digital prints and work tools from the textile processes that gave life to the age of silk in Como.

The visiting route develops through 13 rooms covering an area of ​​1000 square meters where visitors discover all the stages of silk processing, from the cultivation of the silkworm to the finishing of the fabric,
The museum also exposes impressive original machinery and a specific work cycle is set up in each room.
The entire Silk Museum is accessible to the disabled and has recently created a specific route for the blind.

In the same building there are:
– a library preserving archives, documents useful for integrating and deepening the permanent exhibition itinerary
– a multipurpose room for events and activities
– an exhibition area that almost always hosts temporary exhibits.
– the “Paolo Carcano” State Technical Industrial Institute of Silk Factory

Admission with a fee >>>

Opening hours:
from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm.
Reservations required for groups by calling +39 031 30 31 80 or sending an  email>>>
Entrance with a fee
It is recommended to wear a safety mask and to keep an interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter.

See also the Facebook page of the museum 

See further museums in Italy dedicated to the history of fashion and costume: clothes, but also shoes and accessories>>>

Photos from the Facebook page of the museum

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