The full splendour of the silk trade that filled Valencia with looms up until the 18th century can now be seen at the new Valencia Silk Museum. The former palace, which was the headquarters of the silk traders' guild, has been restored to bring back an important historical legacy. Samples of documents kept for five centuries, two unique working looms, a chapel with items of liturgical clothing made from silk, a worm farm and the Hall of Fame with original ceramic paving dating back to the 18th century are some of the treasures on display at the new museum. General entry costs 6 euros and concessions 3 euros. Children aged 7 and under do not need a ticket.
The summer opening hours will apply until 31 October, which are 10:00 to 19:00 Tuesday to Saturday, and 10:00 to 14:00 on Mondays, Sundays and public holidays.
Further information at http://museodelasedavalencia.com/