200 years of Saxon industrial history in a historic factory surrounding. Watch how the historic technology works and try it yourself. Experience the Saxon industrial history during a visit to the Industrial Museum Chemnitz. The representative room of machines with big wall paintings and a steam engine from 1896 represent the start of the tour.
In the great exhibition hall, once the production facility of a foundry, you can get an impression of the economic and social development of Saxony based on more than thousand show pieces. Many technical and industrial innovations of worldwide significance had and have their origin in Saxony. We demonstrate how the machines work - from the mechanical lathe to the numerically controlled machine tool. Let the process be demonstrated to you, from the fibre formation to the manufacture at the textile machines from various epochs.
- restored hall with machines, like a steam-engine made in 1896
- lots of technical originals, that are functioning, are demonstrated by experts
- activities to take part in
- learning activities for children from 6 years
Additional access information for wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility:
- Wheelchair lifting device (at entrance): Door 83 cm, space of 96x157 cm for turning a wheelchair
- Lift (in museum): Control panel 120 cm
- Guided tours for blind visitors and special offers for guests with learning difficulties on request
In 2020, the museum will be the venue of the 4th Saxon regional exhibition on industrial culture.
Whoever wants to get an overview of the Saxon industrial history with all its facets should visit the Museum of Industry Chemnitz. It is located on a site on the Zwickau Road, which itself represents the dynamics of industrial history. Between 1857 and 1982 numerous, partly short-lived companies were located here, from the beginning of the 20th century mainly foundries. The permanent exhibition now shows “People in the Industrial Era”. All players and all social classes are considered: entrepreneurs and workers, people who lived in the city when it was Chemnitz and when it was called Karl-Marx-Stadt, creative people and the general public. Special attractions include exhibits from the history of the Saxon automotive industry as well as a working lying single-cylinder counter-pressure steam engine from 1896. The museum offers a variety of special exhibitions and museum educational activities.