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Free entry | Tuesday to Friday: 10h00 - 17h30 | Weekend 14h30-17h30. Closed on Mondays and public holidays | Saturday 24th, 5.00 p.m. - opening.
The exhibition Textile Industry of Guimarães: from the old system to the advent of machines takes as its starting point the documentary collection of the Fábrica do Castanheiro (1885-2013) and develops a reading around the main events, personalities and textile factories that were at the centre of a transforming industrial movement in the 19th century - Fábrica dos Castanheiro, Fábrica do Moinho do Buraco, Companhia de Fiação e Tecidos de Guimarães. Documents, objects and images make up the narrative of a late industrialisation that awoke with mechanisation and electrification, defining Guimarães' industrial profile.