Foundry museum in Bruzaholm
Bruzaholms Bruksmuseum provides a profound insight into the history of the more than 350-year-old Bruzaholms Bruk iron foundry in the 300-soul village Bruzaholm, about 20 kilometers east of Eksjö.
Bruzaholms Bruksmuseum is housed in a historic factory building, which is part of a well-preserved historic industrial complex with a system of ponds and canals, a manor house dating from 1785 and the former dwellings of the workers.
The exhibits in the foundry museum
Inside the museum is a very large number of different items, which were produced in the foundry during the long history of the company. These include tools and agricultural equipment, household appliances such as pans, pots, waffle irons or irons, cookers and stoves in all sizes and shapes, as well as ornate mantelpieces and sculptures. Basically the complete assortment of iron castings produced by all foundries before industrialization.
The industrial age, and at the same time the phase in which Bruzaholms Bruk became Sweden's largest pump manufacturer towards the end of the 19th century, is represented in the exhibition by various pumps. One of the most successful of the 175 pump models from that time, the well-known ram Widder, is also among the exhibits.
Further exhibits include radiators and boilers, whose production the foundry began in the 1930s - followed by heat and wear resistant castings, which Bruzaholms Bruk has successfully specialized in producing since the 1950s to the present day.
Old cast models, display boards with old photographs and historical technical drawings as well as a structure that shows the creation of a casting from the model to the sand mold and to the finished casting, round up the exhibition.
The museum is designed to be accessible to wheelchairs. An disabled toilet is also available. During the summer months, the museum is open six days a week. Group visits are also possible year-round if booked in advance.
Bruzaholms Bruksmuseum: Opening hours & admission
Tuesday – Sunday: 13:00 – 17:00
Last update: 07/2019 | Errors and omissions excepted.