Turn the clock back 250 years! You are now in the eighteenth century and about to enter the period of the first industrial revolution with the advent of the machine. Afterwards you experience the consequences of industrialization.
The overview of the industrial society provided by the MIAT occupies an area of 1,800 m². Volunteers set the textile machines in motion. The spectacle is impressive but the noise deafening!
Today the MIAT implements an active collecting policy and the collection contains over 30,000 objects. Pièces de résistance include the Mule Jenny and the twiner dating from 1789. The MIAT’s most important sub-collections are those relating to textiles and printing.