Igualada Leather Museum / Museu de la Pell d'Igualada, Igualada

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The Igualada Leather Museum, located in Igualada, Catalonia, was created in 1954 and was the first leather museum in Spain, and the third one in Europe. The collections are displayed in two nearby buildings in Igualada: the "Cal Boyer" building, a former cotton textile factory from the late 19th century, and the "Cal Granotes" building, an 18th-century tannery.Leather Museum, at "Cal Boyer"The Leather Museum, at the "Cal Boyer" building, headquarter of the museum, constitutes the cornerstone of the museum approach. Due to its characteristics and structure it is a unique and pioneering museum, one of the top three in Europe of its kind.There are three exhibition areas: "leather in history", a "world of leather", and "industrialization". The first one, "leather in history", presents aspects of the production, use and cultural significance of leather in the Mediterranean civilization, from the distant past to recent times, including prehistory, the tanning of hides, leather in ancient Greece and ancient Rome worlds, parchments, bookbinding, shell cordovan use, guadamecil painted or gilded embossed leather (an ancient leather crafting technique), and two traditional professions such as shoemakers and horse tack makers.
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  • A wonderful insight into all aspects of leather, whereby you can view artworks & items made from leather, machinery and even the former tannery 'Cal Granotes' which gives an example of the old Morocca...  more »
  • It is a very fine museum to understand how and why Igualada took a place in the industrial revolution. The leather collection shows a lot of interesting and beautiful stuff.  more »
  • this is the first tannery museum , i have seen and it will show case to a common man ., not connected to leather, what all , a tannery will look alike. good planning was done , well laid out and i cou...  more »
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  • Really interesting museum. Fun workshop.
  • A little gem. Learnt an awful it and staff could not be more helpful
  • One of the few available hang around places in Igualada
  • Fira Playmobil too expensive the entrance for so little exposure on Saturday have been cheaper and more things
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