The Museum is a specialized example of an industrial factory, with exhibits dating from the 1890s: tools and machinery, archive material from 1915, old handwritten ledgers from the factory, labels and packaging materials, as well as rich audio-visual material of testimonials of workers of the factory. These are the contents of the permanent exhibition of the museum, which also includes a support framework for greek and foreign scholars and scientists.
Working closely with educators, societies, schools, educational organisations such as the Museum of Cycladic Art, to Children’s Museum in Athens, the Onassis Cultural Centre, we have organised: 18 visual art workshops, 7 dance seminars, 6 children’s photography seminars, 7 polyphonic singing workshops for adults, 12 musical seminars gia primary school students, 2 weekly seminars for musical composition, 10 seminars of traditional cottage industry, 5 musical workshops for children with special needs and more…
In terms of cultural activities there are exhibits of both performance and visual art, in cooperation with cultural institutions. A number of publications in the greek and international print-media has praised the “Culture Volcano”, as the work of the Arts Factory has been dubbed.
In the premises of the Tomato Industrial Museum there is also a gift shop and a cafe.
The gift shop draws its inspiration from the industrial origins of the museum, and promotes the work of greek designers and artists that combine functionality and originality to redefine the essence of Santorini and Greece.
The museum cafe is the perfect place to take a break; filled with aromas of tomatoes, visitors can have cooking lessons and tastings of tomato pulp and products.