Plomari cultural centre

Lesbos 812 00, Greece

Former Use: Soap factory
New Use: Cultural centre, museum of soap production
Category: Culture, Industrial Museum
Construction year(s): 1880 -
Reuse year(s): 1990 -


The former Poulias soap factory was one of the first industrial buildings to be reused in Lesvos. Its reuse took place in the early 1990s. The exact year of the reuse is not known. The museum of soap production, that occupies part of the ground floor and first floor of the e storey factory, was inaugurated in 2000.

Relevant Literature:

  1. NTUA, Urban Environment Laboratory, 2006, Record of Greek Industrial Heritage
  2. Sifneou, E. 2001. "A museum for the soap and the history of soap production in Lesvos", Technologia: Bulletin of the Cultural Technological Foundation of the Hellenic Industrial Development Bank, 10/11, 41-42.

Added on 2018-08-16 by editor Dora Chatzi Rodopoulou