Historic Maste-Barendorf factory

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Museum village
Grinding building (now a café), sheet metal forming, residential buildings

The historic Maste-Barendorf factory is a cultural monument in Iserlohn . The industrial settlement from the 19th century consists of ten buildings and is now owned by the city of Iserlohn.


At the beginning of the 19th century, the Iserlohn factory owners Duncker and Maste built a brass rolling mill on Baarbach north of Iserlohn. The water power was used to operate the machines. Initially, a roller and annealing furnace building was built along with a water wheel.

In the course of time numerous other buildings were built: a foundry, a stamping house, a soldering forge, a grinding building, a wire drawing shop and an iron foundry. An awl smithy, a sand house, a poaching shop and a file smithy were also built.

In addition to needles, furniture and door fittings, doorknobs, sleigh bells, table bells and candlesticks were produced and exported worldwide.

In 1850, the co-owner Duncker left, so that the company remained completely in the Maste family.

After the First World War , parts of the factory premises were sold or leased. The production was closed.

From 1923 to 1952 the company Gebr. Jost oHG was the tenant of the buildings and open spaces and operated a metal smelter, metal trade and wet metal processing (metal washing) here.

In the 1960s the idea arose to open the preserved buildings to the public as an industrial museum. The buildings were listed and were acquired by the city of Iserlohn in 1981. As a result, in 1985 the construction of a museum and artists' village began.

Today's use of the factory facilities

In 1987 a needle museum was set up, in which an insight into the industrial production of needles, which was previously important for Iserlohn , is given. In addition to objects from the needlework trade, the machine park of a hairpin factory is on display.

In the brass foundry is cast from brass paraded share. There are several presentations every year. There are museum educational offers for school classes, youth groups or e.g. B. Children's birthdays.

Some rooms are used for artist studios. The respective laureate of the Märkische Kulturkonferenz e. V. use the rooms.

The Iserlohn registry office has set up a wedding room in which ambient weddings are carried out once a month.

Other use

The factory itself and the area around it is popular as a destination for excursions and as a local recreation area. Several cycle paths meet here. A café was set up.

Regular events in Barendorf are the Christmas market and Rock im Barendorf .

Individual evidence

  1. Iserlohn City Archives, inventory F 37 (Walter Jost Metalldünger GmbH)

Web links

Commons : Historic Maste-Barendorf factory complex  - album with images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 51 ° 24 ′ 31 ″  N , 7 ° 41 ′ 36 ″  E