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Textile Museum An immersion in history and textile excellence

The Textile Museum, a unique place surrounded by the magic of textile history, is located in Prato, in the heart of one of the most important textile districts in Europe.

Enclosed within the ancient walls, the former Cimatoria Campolmi, an authentic monument of industrial archaeology, houses this extraordinary museum. Here, textile fragments from every corner of the world, demonstration of textile art from ancient times to the present day, are preserved in an incomparable collection. A specialized library and a vast exhibition hall, with the modern charm of the wood and steel trusses, complete the cultural offer.

The journey through the museum begins in the suggestive ancient boiler room. The emotion of being in front of a complex steam system, once the heart of the factory's activities, is a unique experience that deserves to be lived. The Textile Museum in Prato is an authentic treasure chest of textile history immersed in the city that breathes the ancient textile tradition.

Prato, renowned for its centuries-old textile mastery, has deep roots in its territory, rich in waterways that have nourished the development of countless excellent textile companies. The former Cimatoria Campolmi, which became home to the Textile Museum in 2003, is the result of a story that began in 1975 at the Tullio Buzzi Textile Industrial Technical Institute. An educational vision that has been enriched over time thanks to donations and acquisitions of precious textile testimonies.

This ancient factory preserves hidden treasures, from the grandeur of the chimney to the fascinating grandeur of the steam boiler that welcomes visitors. Inside the fourteenth-century walls, this symbol of industrial archeology houses an extraordinary collection of fabrics from all over the world and from various historical periods. A specialized library enriches the cultural offer, while the exhibition hall hosts attention-grabbing temporary exhibitions.

The Textile Museum has a double mission: to tell the story of evolution and innovation in the world of textile production and to remain constantly updated. Enhancing this unique collection requires study, attention to detail and a sensitivity attentive to the changing needs of the time.