Industriegeschichte erleben

Die Lebens- und Arbeitswelt städtischer Arbeiter und Handwerker von 1900 - 1970
steht im Industriemuseum Lauf im Mittelpunkt: Früh- und Hochindustrie, Handwerk, Gewerbe und Wohnen.

Industriemuseum Lauf – Museum of Industry Lauf

Life and Labour in Industrial Times – Be a part of it!

The Industriemuseum Lauf is all about life and labour of urban workers and craftsmen from 1900 to 1970. The area of the museum on the banks of the river Pegnitz is part of the historic quarter of trade and industry just outside the town centre of Lauf. All buildings kept their unaltered layout and in the case of the Dietz & Pfriem valve factory even the original interior had been preserved.
Due to a minimum of conservatory interference the museum has retained an authentic atmosphere. The idyllic location at the river Pegnitz, the originality of its listed buildings and the detailed presentations are further impressive features of the museum. Our demonstrations enable the modern visitor to sensually experience the working conditions in former times.

Early Industry
The mighty waterwheels which drive the machines inside the buildings of the Industriemuseum are characteristic symbols of the early industrial works in Lauf. Our operational rye mill is a beautiful example of early industrial engineering.
The era of early industry marks the transition from medieval craftsmanship to advanced industrial techniques and procedures.

Hutmacherladen, Industriemuseum, Lauf/PegTrade and Craft
Urban trades and crafts which were already influenced by industrialisation can seldom be found in a museum. Tinners – Cobblers – Milliners – Coiffeurs, the Industriemuseum brings to life trades and crafts from 1900 to 1960 which no longer exist in their original form. We have recreated original workshops to take You back into a time when shoes were mended by the shoemaker and a lady would not leave the house without a stylish hat.

50ger Jahre Kaffeetisch, Industriemuseum, Lauf/PegLiving
The 20th century brought fundamental changes in everyday life and living. Urbanisation resulted in a shortage of living space in the cities. After the Second World War – within one generation – a standard of living comfort had developed which we take for granted today.
From the mid 1950s due to growing prosperity people were looking for a new way of life and living. Recreated workers quarters from the early 20th century and post war interiors document these changes.

The phase of industrialisation from 1900 to 1970 takes up a considerable part of the Industriemuseum Lauf.
The former valve factory of Dietz & Pfriem reflects the industrial development from the First World War onward, whereby special emphasis lies on the years from 1930 to 1960. When taking a tour through the buildings and rooms, which are preserved in their original state, the visitor steps into a working environment from the past.

Guided Tours availlable in English
call 09123 9903-26 for further information and booking

Opening hours
1st April – 4th January
Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Last admission 4:30 p.m.)

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