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Life in Industrial Society

This programme provides school children deep insight into the social effects of industrialization. Using the former porcelain factory and workers’ settlement in Selb-Plößberg as an example, students are able to see and understand the influence this had on the Life of Factory Workers.

Each group (max. 20 people) receives an interactive, 45-minute tour through the selected area of the exhibition or a town tour of Selb-Plößberg. The students are then given detailed source material on each topic, which they evaluate with the help of work orders and creative proposals.

The following focus topics are available:


  • Working conditions of porcelain makers
  • Health
  • Living conditions
  • Labour movement
  • Self-concept of entrepreneurs

Opportunities for a presentation at the end of the programme are available as well as separate workrooms for up to five groups. On request, a programme can be organized for an entire form (grade).

Location: Porzellanikon Selb
Age: Year (grade) 11
Curriculum reference: Gymnasium (grammar school): Ge (history) 11.1.2
Duration: 2.5 hours
Group size: max. 20 people per tour group
Cost: €20 for the guided tour; €0.50 material costs per person
Registration: at least two weeks in advance by calling +49 9287 91800-48 or sending an email to museumspaedagogik(at)

We are happy to organize programmes tailored to your specific needs and will help you plan project days and weeks or offer support with seminar projects and introductory scientific projects (P- und W-Seminare).