A working museum
Experience history with a silk production still running on 170 year old looms.
You will learn about the history of Jaquard's invention from year 1804 and
how the machine on adventurous ways ended up in Sweden.
This was Scandinavias largest workplace for women for a couple of decades.
The same family produced silk here during five generations, silk for both
castle and cottage.
Experience the exciting history about the dawn of our industrial revolution and
how important institutions in our society was founded with help from Almgren,
The Chamber of Commerce and more.
The silk mill had it's own health insurace, pension scheme and a cooperative
shop (founded 1867) for all the employees working at the Almgren mills.
Today the silk mill is one of Scandinavias oldest preserved industrial environment.
We work daily with our 170 year old looms. Today the K.A Almgren silk weaving
mill is the only remaining mill north of the alps.
Opening Hours 2015
Mon - Fri 10 am - 4 pm
Sat 11 am – 3 pm
Sundays and Bank holidays closed, also midsummers eve and midsummers day, Christmas eve and new Years eve.
22 June to 16 August open Mon - Sat 11 am - 3 pm
Weaver demonstrates the Jacquard looms Mon-Thu 10am to 3 pm most weeks
A guided tour in English, French, German or Finnish must be ordered a fortnight in advance. The price for a group of 30 is 1950:- SEK office hours, evenings (after 5pm) and weekends 2300:- SEK, including VAT and entrance fee. Duration 1 hour.
Mail: or call +46 (0)8 642 56 16, +46 (0)8 640 10 01