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Mumat Museum in Vernio

The Museum of Textile Machinery is in the rooms of the former Meucci factory

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Via del Bisenzio, 377, 59024 Mercatale-San Quirico PO, Italia

The Mumat Museum of Textile Machinery in Vernio was created to preserve and uphold the memories of the old machinery that formed the history of the industrial district of Prato, and is found in one of the rooms of the former Meucci factory, founded on the site of an old mill built by Franco Meucci during Napoleon’s reign.

Here you can take in the atmosphere of the old factories from the past and discover the history of Val di Bisenzio through the stories of its textile industry, as well as understanding how the recycling of rags worked, a typical custom in Prato.

The museum also offers workshops for schools and guided tours.

Info: museomumat.it

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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. ...