Exhibition of historic looms from two centuries with show presentations. City history of Oederan, book printing and changing special exhibitions.
- entertaining guided tour through the museum with music, play and fun - not only for children
- trying out weaving and printing during the holidays or a children birthday party
Additional access information for wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility:
- All areas of the exhibition (except attic) are easily accessible for wheelchair users
- Tours for blind guests possible upon prior appointment
Oederan bills itself as the “town of the Little Ore Mountains” because since 1933 the oldest miniature park in the world has attracted visitors from near and far to the Oederan town park. But a visit to the former local history museum is also worthwhile. Since 2004, it has dedicated itself in its new premises to the textile history of the Ore Mountains. Under the guidance of museum staff and on hand and power looms, visitors can learn various weaving techniques, spooling, as well as sectional and direct warping procedures. As the machinery and equipment park of the museum covers almost the entire history of weaving, from the simple handlooms of the early days via Jacquard looms and dobby machines up to the weaving machines of the 20th century, visitors can get an exciting overview of several centuries of textile history. Looms and other devices from the collection of the former Simon Mill in Oederan, mechanical looms from the training workshop of Wäscheunion in Oederan and various purchases from Saxon and Czech companies can also be admired and tried out. If they want, visitors can bring their own washing to the laundry and mangle section of the museum and put it through the large electrical mangle, which was still commonplace in the 1970s. The “Oederan Weaving Forum” takes place every two years and brings together hand-weaving experts from many European countries.