The Museum was opened to the public in 1990 as a place of preservation and historical memory of the Como industry. Its collection was born from the initiative of the Class of ‘27, with the collaboration of the Ex-Allievi (ex-students) of Setificio, two associations engaged in the recovery of artifacts from silk textile factories in Como. The exhibition halls and the artifacts inside them (tools and textile machines), offer the visitor the opportunity to know not only the production process but also the individual working phases that characterise it. The exhibition of impressive machinery is combined, in some cases, with the possibility to admire machine parts that are however significant for educational purposes. Furthermore, the Museum owns archives and warehouses where it preserves a substantial heritage, essential to complete and deepen the permanent exhibition itinerary.