A working museum

Experience the history of Swedish silk production and the demonstration of jacquardweaving at the looms from the early 19th century.

Learn the history of Joseph Marie Jacquard's invention from year 1805 and
how his mechanique invention keept as a national secret in France on adventurous ways ended up in Sweden.

Knut August Almgren starts his Silk Mill in 1833. For a couple of decades in the end of the 19th century the mill was Scandinavias largest workplace for women .  

Experience the exciting history, the dawn of the industrial revolution in Sweden and 
how important institutions in our society was founded with help from K. A. Almgren, like
The Chamber of Commerce.

During five generations Almgren silks was produced, silk upholstery for palaces and nobles
and kerchiefs for ordinary women.

The Silk Mill had it's own health insurance, pension scheme and a cooperative 
shop (founded 1867) for all the employees working at the Almgren Mill.

Today the Silk Mill is one of Scandinavias oldest preserved industrial environments. 
Most weeks hand weaving on jacquard looms is demostrated.

Opening Hours 2020

The Silk Mill and Museum reopen on the 17th of August, Mon-Sat 12 pm to 4 am.

Information available in english, french and german.

Mail: info(at)kasiden.se or 
Phone: +46 (0)8 642 56 16


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