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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 give 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′

Summer season 2020 – until August 10th
Opening hours:
Mondays 13.00 – 19.00
Guided tours: Normally at 13:00 and 17:30. However, due to current restrictions guided tours are cancelled. During opening hours, you are welcome to explore the museum on your own, free of charge.

Second sunday of the month:  11.00 – 14.00. A guided tour is normally given at 12:00.
The tour is cancelled at the moment, but you are welcome to explore  the museum on your own, free of charge

Guided tours
Adults: 50 SEK
Students: 20 SEK
Children up to 16 in accompanied by their family: free of charge

Groups
Group visits are welcome, outside regular opening hours.
Admission: 800 SEK (for up to 25).
Pre-booking is required. Contact the association by mail or phone.

Contact
Mail: info@remfabriken.se
Information and bookings:
Katrin Bjerrome, +46 730 535222
Barbro Callheim, +46 705 802840