Göteborgs Remfabrik – Textile Heritage Centre
Situated in the city centre of Göteborg, this mill is a typical working-place from the beginning of the 20th century and probably the best preserved mill from this period in all Scandinavia.
Originally a weaving mill for industrial belting, it was founded in 1891 and closed down in 1977. Very few changes were made during the last 30 years before closure. All the original looms, transmissions and tools are left in their places.
The city of Göteborg acquired the buildings after closure, and today Remfabriken is a unique ”living working museum” run by an association of volunteers. The volunteers are maintaining the machinery and producing ribbons, lace and other products for the museum shop. They also make guided tours of the mill.
Entering the mill gives the visitor a feeling of “time-travel”, about 100 years back. Most of the machinery still is in working order. The guided tour of the mill includes demonstrations of the original machinery as well as the different textile machines that have found their way to the mill after closure.
The collection includes a large number of braiders and four Jacquard-controlled bobbin lace machines from Barmen, Germany.
Location: Åvägen 15, Göteborg
GPS: N 57° 42.167′, E 11° 59.481′
Mondays 17.30 – 19.30
Guided tour of the mill at 18.00.
Second Sunday of the month: 11.00 – 14.00
Guided tour of the mill at 12.00.
Adults: 40 SEK
Students: 20 SEK
Children up to 16: admission free
A guided tour of about 11/2 hours is included in the admission fee.
Groups are welcome, outside opening hours as well.
Admission: 600 SEK (for up to 25). Guided tours can be given in English.
Pre-booking is required. Contact the association by mail or phone.
Information and bookings: Katrin Bjerrome, +46 31 829544 or Barbro Callheim, +46 705 802840