Industriemuseum Chemnitz: The Chemnitz Museum of Industry – Experiencing industry in change

Where cast iron and mechanical eng­ineering once ruled peoples’ lives, today a restored museum complex bears witness to the successful conversion of an officially listed industrial site. Our exhibition under the motto “EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY IN CHANGE” is subdivided into various themes, which present important areas of the industrial world from mining and the textile industry through mechanical engineering and automotive manufacturing to the social consequences of industrialisation.

One highlight of the exhibition is a silver band running through the entire hall, which shows a selection of outstanding products from Saxony. Another “jewel” is the “engine room” with a steam engine from 1896, which has been restored after a historic model. Many engineering origi­nals in the museum’s permanent exhibition have been fully restored to function as before and are operated by skilled employees.

The Chemnitz Museum of Industry is one of four member facilities of Saxony’s Special Industrial Museum Association, whose bases are located in various places in the state and which pursue the common goal of preserving, supporting and presenting in museum form the state’s important industrial monuments, industrial history and culture.


  1. Address

    Zwickauer Straße 119
    09112 Chemnitz
    Tel + 49 371 3676-140
    Fax + 49 371 3676-141


  2. Directorate

    General Manager of the Special Industrial Museum Association in Saxony
  3. Year of establishment

    Special Industrial Museum Association in Saxony: 1999
    Chemnitz Museum of Industry: 1991

  4. Employees


  5. Business activity

    Museum operation/permanent exhibition, special exhibitions, educational services, events