6 museums to discover our industrial past

13th February 2024


6 museums to discover our industrial past

Understanding our where we come from is a way of understanding our identity, but the industrial sites where our grandparents worked remain largely unknown to us.

That’s why we encourage you to take a journey back in time to the mines and textile factories that shaped previous generations and have now become symbols of sustainability.

  • Cement Museum of Castellar de N’Hug (Berguedà). A unique setting in which cement was produced until just over four decades ago has become one of the most significant historical industrial sites in the country. Further information.
  • Vidal Settlement Museum (Berguedà). Recreation of life and work in a textile settlement at the beginning of the 20th century. The school, the factory and the homes immerse visitors in the reality of those who came before us. Further information.
  • National Museum of Science and Technology (Vallès Occidental). A leading centre for educating the public on scientific, technical and industrial heritage. Further information.
  • Water and Textile Museum of Manresa (Bages). Constructing the huge Dipòsits Vells (Old Tanks) building, which could hold 12 million litres of water, was an incredible technical feat, as visitors will realise the moment they walk in. This space linked to water and its role in industry also hosts major events. Further information.
  • Cercs Mine Museum (Berguedà). A true journey to the centre of the earth. A train transports visitors inside the mines to see how coal was extracted for over a century and a half. Further information.
  • Salt Mountain Cultural Park (Bages). A unique phenomenon that, for many years, was one of the most important potash mines in the world. Further information.

These journeys through history will allow visitors to discover where we come from and how technology has conditioned the way we interact with our surroundings, all the way up to the present day, marked by our firm commitment to sustainability.

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