The Museum of Industrial Heritage is located on the northern outskirts of Bologna in the former furnace Galotti Battiferro, along the Navile Canal, the ancient waterway of the city. The museum is entirely dedicated to Bologna and tells the story of the industrial Bologna, from the Middle Ages to the present day. The collections are made up of a core consisting of the material from the technical institutes and used for educational applications: tools, models, machines functioning by hydraulic energy, electricity and steam, and models presented in international exhibitions of the last century. While the first floor focuses on more contemporary aspects analyzing the latest studies of the economy and new applications of technology research, the second floor has a more historical character. Here are fact-depth three basic themes: the Bologna Water and silk of the XV-XVIII century, the Bologna of the mechanical culture of the twentieth century and the productive sectors of the modern industrial district (motoring, biomedical, manufacture of automatic machines packaging).