Address: Algatan 35, 23142 Trelleborg
Welcome to Borgquist Hat museum, a museum in its original premises.
Borgquistska right in the heart of Trelleborg is unique. Nowhere else in Sweden is there a hat museum located in an old factory workshop and so meticulously restored that it feels like the seamstress left her sewing machine only to take a tea break.
In 1867, Per Borgquist opened his hat and cap factory. Hats and caps of varying designs were manufactured in the small attic workshop above the shop on Algatan until 1978. By then manual production of hats had been dealt a devastating blow by department stores. The shop became a real estate firm and the workshop upstairs was left untouched.
Year in and year out the hats sat there collecting dust, the leather hung from the ceiling and the lists with all the orders and designs were forgotten. In 2007 the factory was given new life – this time as a museum. Several thousand visitors have already been guided around the premises where it feels as if time has stood still.