The Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz is the oldest and the biggest museum in this part of Europe.
The Central Museum of Textiles is the oldest and the biggest museum in this part of Europe, which collects items linked with the textile manufacturing process, starting with raw materials, through products (textiles produced industrially and executed with the use of artistic techniques) to garments. The seat of the Museum is the so-called "White Factory", one of the most beautiful examples of the classicist industrial architecture. The mill itself was build by Ludwik Geyer in the years 1835-1839 and was the first "multi-departmental mill" in Poland with the first mechanical spinning room, weaving room and printing workshop for cotton fabrics. The first steam machine in Poland was placed here. Since 1972 the Central Museum of Textiles has been the co-organiser, and since 1982 the sole organiser of the International Triennial of Tapestry.