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Museum of Textil And Clothing Industry (Textilmuseum) - Budapest
Address: 1036, Budapest Lajos u. 138.
Phone number: (1) 250-1020
Opening hours: Temporarily closed.
The museum functions in the ex-residency of one of the most flourishing textile businesses of the past, in the main building of the Goldberger Company founded in 1784.

In the ground floor of the more then 200-year-old building there had been a clothe-painting business going on, and the first floor was used by the Goldberger family. In the continuously expounding factory there were made pressed textiles, a number of which were meant for European export.

Devices and documents of the Museum were first collected for a trade history exhibition in the 1960'ies. Eventually the Museum of Textile and Clothing Industry was founded in 1975. From this date on collection works and placement of the materials became a permanent goal.

The first museum building opened for the general public in the 13th District in 1986, but the owner sold the property in 1991, so the museum was shut down, the materials were carried to a store house.

In 1992 there opened an immediate way for the reopening of the museum. The Museum of Textile and Clothing Foundation was founded in order to find place for the materials in a new building, and operate the museum to be opened again.

The foundation purchased the Goldberger houses then renovated them according to museologic plans. Expenses of the renovation were mostly met by foundational capital and supports obtained through proposals.

The museum opened its gates in 1999. There are four exhibitions and space is secured for temporal exhibitions, too.
Temporarily closed!
Permanent exhibitions
Mockup of loom graven into the soil
The store of the Fibre Museum holds several large machines used in textile production. They will be shown in the exhibition ward to be reconstructed. In the meantime, scale models, original sewing machines and authentic copies will present techniques used in textile production continue
Wooden pattern-making device
Textile pressing means the coloring and patterning of textile with tools. It all goes back to primitive traditions: primitives colored and ornamented their own bodies with tools made of pumpkins, wood etc. continue
Cast iron framed sole-maker
The exhibition presents the last pieces of textile manufactures. Tutyi was made on production lines in Tamási in the Rittinger Workshop until 1991. Tutyi are the shoes, closed slippers worn by German ethnic groups. The display presents the objects in the order of their manufacturing. 13 machines worked in the original workshop, however, we only show the most interesting ones. The raw material of tutyi, wool, was washed and separated, pre-carded and the so-called line came off the endcontainers. continue