The Abegg silk museum is housed in a 17th century silk mill built by the lakeside in Garlate and surrounded by a mulberry grove. It shows discoveries, inventions and machines for silk production, from worm breeding to fabric. It hosts a rich collection of machineries and its visitors can follow the main production steps: worm breeding, cocoon unwnding and silk twisting. There is also a weaving room. The way through the museum ends at a spot concerning the future: new research, use of silk in biomedical and cosmetic fields, production of new yarns. The museum includes interactive workshops and several teaching activities held by experts.