Museum Tour

Discover TheArtFactory and experience the excitement of scanning exclusive QR codes that connect you to captivating audio, videos, and more at every tour stop.


The ArtFactory Studios are a collection of historic buildings that once housed the Dolphin Jute Mills and Barbour Flax mills. These mills, established in the 1840s, were known for their production of rope and linens. Spread across 265,000 square feet and comprising 20 buildings with multiple floors, the studios offer a fascinating glimpse into the industrial past.

To explore TheArtFactory, download our app-guided tour. As you make your way through the tour, you'll come across unique QR codes that unlock audio, videos, and more at each stop. The journey begins at the Mercado, located on the ground floor of building #8 in the Dolphin Jute Mill. This vibrant space sets the tone for the rest of the tour.

Inside the Mercado, you'll find registration counters, a menu of delicious options from various vendors, and stories that bring the history of the mills to life. Don't miss Clover, an exquisite mural by Alexander that adds a touch of artistry to the surroundings.

From the Mercado, venture into the Raceway courtyard through an overhead door, and make a left to continue your exploration. Along the way, you'll encounter the raceway, flume, and metal shop, all showcasing the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the mills' workers.

Follow the path and you'll reach the Vault, a hidden gem that offers a glimpse into the mills' rich history. Then, step into the European Courtyard and take the stairs down to the dock, where VIP guests can enjoy breathtaking views.

Make your way to the Sunlight & Park Gallery, a serene space where natural light floods in, illuminating beautiful artworks. Afterward, head to the Park, a verdant oasis amidst the industrial surroundings.

Continue along the raceway, passing by screens displaying captivating visuals, until you reach the Deck. Here, indulge in refreshing international cocktails while taking in the panoramic views.

Ascend the stairs to the 4th floor, where the studios await. From the Turrets to the Loft, each studio offers a unique space for creativity to flourish. Don't miss the Linen, Barbour, and Bridge studios, each with its own distinct charm.

As you explore further, you'll come across the Hemp studio, where axle and wheels stand as a testament to the mills' mechanical prowess. The Jute studio showcases curved columns, while the Hamilton and International studios offer a glimpse into global influences.

The Ribbon and Silk studios boast intricate designs and delicate fabrics, while the Engine studio invites you into the heart of the mills' machinery. Finally, visit the Wood-shop & Mercado, where craftsmanship and creativity merge seamlessly.

The ArtFactory Studios are a treasure trove of history, art, and innovation. Download the app-guided tour and embark on a journey through time and creativity.

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