Time seems to have stood still at Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs, or Hendrichs Drop Forge, in Solingen. All machines are in their old places. Even today, scissors blanks are forged in the museum plant. The factory was part of the Solingen cutlery industry’s production system, which was spread all over the city. Industrial work, highly specialized crafts, mechanization, social conditions, the change of driving energy from water to steam and diesel to electricity: more than 3000 sqm of exhibition space are waiting to be discovered.