Museu de la Tècnica de Manresa Manresa
The Manresa Technical Museum is located in the monumental building of the Old Deposits, which collected and stored the water from the Acequia. The enclosure has three large stone tanks, built between the years 1861 and 1865, which are now completely restored and which house a multipurpose room and two permanent exhibitions, one dedicated to the Acequia and the other in the world of cinteria.
From the outset, it is a privilege to be able to access the interior of enormous water tanks (12 million liters of capacity, 2,400 square meters of surface) that still conserve the structure, the upper openings and even the humidity. The simple visit to the space is already of great interest.
Since 1992 it has been part of the System of Museums of Science and Technology of Catalonia, and since November 26, 2004, when the permanent exhibition related to water was inaugurated, it is integrated into the Set of the Heritage Park of the Acequia de Manresa. Its mission within the System is to explain the cinteria industry and the history of the acequia.
The Technical Museum of Manresa wants to highlight the main features of the city's economic history, which has led it to have an identity differentiated from the rest of the country. The exhibition is structured as an itinerary through the different areas of production of the cinteria, with a chronological order. From silk, as a tradition where cinteria takes root, to the cinteria of the 21st century, the exhibition opens different areas where information and pieces are combined with a scenographic approach that wants to bring the visitor closer to the different production spaces where it has been developed. the production of narrow tissues.
The exhibition shows more than seventy diverse pieces related to the world of making ribbons and veins, among which several types of textile machinery stand out, as well as other elements related to this world. The exhibition is divided into five areas, in each of which a historical setting has been made and consists of various information panels. Thus, the exhibition allows us to experience the evolution that has been experienced from the workshops located to the residential houses, to the modern factory that produces tapes.
Visits and schedules
Guided tours every Sunday at 11:30 am.
The free visit is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.