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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  • We went with a group of friends to visit the Museum, the facilities, were surprised as well explained by the Guide and the enthusiasm that puts. The machines in operation, models of 'water', I recommend seeing it.
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  • Visit the world of skin back a little the ancestors how worked formerly excellent guided tour good work by the Guide answering all our questions and doubts
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  • The Museum opened at 10 am, according to schedule, but up to the 10'20 have not opened. It has two headquarters: Cal Boyer and Cal Granotes. In the first we visited the exhibition without a guide, following the explanatory panels (is quite didactic, although you could get more). Cal Granotes (open from 12 to 14 h) visit is guided and of great interest (although the second floor is closed due to structural problems). Despite everything I recommend visiting with children older than 8 years who can understand the complex process of skin in its transformation into leather treatment. Note: No they supported as discount card Club Super3
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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
  • Very interesting and educational. A way to know how you did things before. And a thanks to all those people that if they leave the health and life for lack of means. A gift for us.
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  • The Museum of curios and tanning of the skin treatment from beginning to end
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