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Mumat: the museum of textile machines

A place to conserve and showcase old machines that helped create the history of the Prato textile district

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The museum is located in a factory building that was built on top of an ancient mill, constructed by Franco Meucci during the years of Napoleonic rule. In the early 1900s, one of the first coal mills was built next to the mill, and in more recent years, the entire complex was purchased and completely restructured by the municipality of Vernio. Today, the complex houses the museum as well as temporary exhibits, conferences and other cultural events.
Opening hours:
Tuesday and Friday, form 9am to 1pm and 3pm to 7pm; Saturday, from 9am to 1pm.
Price: Free
Disabled access: Yes
Via della Posta Vecchia
Vernio (Prato)
Tel. 0574 950478
Little mountain villages with plenty to explore
Vernio is a scattered municipality in a mostly mountaineous area, rich in streams and dense in vegetation, which due to the varied nature of its little wooded hamlets proves an enjoyable summer destination for those in search of relaxation. Situated beside a large bend in the Bisenzio river, the Apennine watershed runs through the hamlets. ...