Central Museum of Textiles

Central Museum of Textiles boasts one of the largest collections of modern artistic fabrics in the world. Since 1972 it has regularly organized a prestigious exhibition event, International Triennial of Tapestry, the biggest and oldest event of this kind. Multimedia museum offers the visitors an opportunity to virtually experience selected exhibits, learn the history of textile industry, the White Factory and Geyer family which hides numerous secrets. You can appreciate various types of fabrics and weaves as well as outfits used in the 19th and 20th century. A functioning steam engine, jacquards and mule given life thanks to modern technology are also on display. While walking along the elements related to textile industry, visitors can move back in time to the industrial Lodz. 

In the back part of the museum, there is an Open-Air Museum of Lodz Wooden Architecture with the typical 19th century construction with weavers’ houses, wooden church moved from Nowosolna St., and a suburban summer villa.

The first owner of the White Factory, Ludwik, Ferdynand Geyer, is considered a pioneer of the development of Lodz textile industry. The industrialist from Brandenburg came to the city in the first half of the 19th century and settled down in the southern part of Piotrkowska Street, at the factory settlement Łódka (from Polish: boat). He quickly built a dynamically growing enterprise. Thanks to his work, the first factory chimney was erected in Lodz, and his looms were powered by a steam engine. The factory owner, and later on his sons, in spite of the frequently changing economic situation, were constantly expanding and modernizing their plant. They also never forgot about contributing to the city growth, which showed in their active participation in the construction of public buildings. After World War II, his production plants were nationalized and continued operating until 1990’s under the name of Cotton Industry Plant “Eskimo”.     

Thanks to the Geyer family, the southern section of Piotrkowska Street gained a monumental classicist building of the White Factory, located on the opposite side of the Red Factory, together with the office building, a number of mansions and factory owners’ palaces, as well as a palace garden with interesting plant species.

Currently the White Factory houses the Central Museum of Textiles, whereas the former garden functions as the Wł. St. Reymont city park and the Open-Air Museum of Lodz Wooden Architecture. 

 

Visiting

Detailed information on opening hours and tickets are available at:

https://cmwl.pl/public/informacje/bilety

cmwl.pl/public/informacje/godziny-otwarcia

Current exhibitions:- "Boiler House. Interactive exhibition" (permanent exhibition, open Thursday-Sunday);

Due to technical reasons, the exhibition "Reconstruction of the weaving mill from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Presentation of machines in motion" is closed until further notice.

Price:

Entrance ticket to the exhibition "Boiler House - Interactive Museum":
PLN 3 Normal
PLN 2 Discounted

Due to technical reasons, the exhibition "Reconstruction of the weaving mill from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Presentation of machines in motion" is closed until further notice.

Please be advised that in connection with the investment carried out by the Museum
from January 7, 2018, the Open-Air Museum of Łódź Wooden Architecture is closed.