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Engineering Works

The Engineering works (Mekaniska verkstaden) is based on a factory that was founded in 1889 and produced compression-ignition engines among its wares.

Opening hours

Sat 9/7 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 10/7 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon 11/7 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 12/7 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 13/7 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The premises consist of a row of workshops, a larger machine hall and an office building, all of them built of brick. The characteristic saw-tooth roof lets daylight into the entire premises. This type of factory premises was developed in England and introduced into Sweden during the 1830s.

In the machine hall there are machines and equipment from an engineering workshop in Stockholm which was founded in 1879. There are milling machines, lathes and drills, for example. Two electric motors are used to drive the belts and shafts situated in the roof for transferring power to the machines on the workshop floor.

The workshop range houses an exhibition about the metal workers’ union activities and their economic situation from the end of the 19th century onwards. The office is fitted with furniture and equipment from the 1920s.