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The Factory of Light. Energy Museum

  • The Factory of Light. Energy Museum - exterior.  Ponferrada, León © José Hevia y La Fábrica de Luz. Museo de la Energía

    The Factory of Light. Energy Museum - exterior. Ponferrada, León © José Hevia y La Fábrica de Luz. Museo de la Energía

  • Coal platform at the Factory of Light. Energy Museum. Ponferrada, León. © José Hevia y La Fábrica de Luz. Museo de la Energía

    Coal platform at the Factory of Light. Energy Museum. Ponferrada, León. © José Hevia y La Fábrica de Luz. Museo de la Energía

  • Turbine room at the Factory of Light. Energy Museum. Ponferrada, León © José Hevia y La Fábrica de Luz. Museo de la Energía

    Turbine room at the Factory of Light. Energy Museum. Ponferrada, León © José Hevia y La Fábrica de Luz. Museo de la Energía

  

Category

Science and technology

Owner

State
Avenida Libertad, 46
24402 Ponferrada
León, Castile-Leon
León

Telephone+34 987400800

E-mailguias@ciuden.es

Websitehttp://www.lafabricadeluz.org

The Factory of Light. The Energy Museum is an educational and cultural leisure space occupying what was formerly the Ponferrada power station, which was operational from 1920 to 1971. The institution has been given the EU's Europa Nostra award because of the industrial heritage recovery project it has carried out.

The museum takes visitors back in time to look at how electricity was generated at the turn of last century, what society was like back then, and how the use of coal was the driving force for change in the region’s districts and among its population. The centre also offers guided tours and has a cultural and teaching programme, as well as an interesting educational programme aimed at making science entertaining and appealing to all audiences.

The facility, which is housed in the former Minero Siderúrgica de Ponferrada (MSP) power station, is regarded as one of the 100 most treasured examples of industrial heritage in Spain by the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage. It was awarded the Europa Nostra prize by the European Union in 2012 due to its painstaking restoration. In 2015, the prize went to the Factory of Light. Energy Museum was nominated for best European museum as part of the EMYA (European Museum of the Year Award) prizes.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Sep 03 to Jun 30

Friday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Tuesday to Thursday

10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Closing days: Monday

 

Jul 01 to Sep 02

Thursday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Tuesday to Wednesday

10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Closing days: Monday

 

Weekends and public holidays: guided tours without booking at 1.15pm and at 4.15pm.

 

Closed: 1 to 8 January, 6 to 9 September, and 25 December.

Rates

 

General: €3

Reduced: €1,5

Children: Free admission

Guided tours: €3 (Reduced: €3)

Services
Café / restaurant
Cloakroom service
Guided tours

Accessibility
Lift
Ramps
Wheelchairs

Reservations
Telephone: +34 987400800
E-mail: guias@ciuden.es

  

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