The Industrial Revolution in Shipping - Epilogue:
We have been doing this series of postings about the industrial revolution because this was the subject we chose for this years Long Night of the Museums in Hamburg ( @lndmhh ). Now that this long and amazing night is over, we would like to thank all the visitors that enjoyed it and all the people who made it possible with their hard work.
We end the series with a picture of the building of the museum, which is indeed a product of the industrial revolution. The ships made of metal rather than wood were larger and engine propulsion made them faster. This increased international trade. Large ports like the one of Hamburg needed larger storage buildings for the growing amount of goods that passed through them. The Kaispeicher B, home of our museum, was built in 1879 as part of the industrial revolution - beside political reasons.
We will be back on Monday for the start of this year‘s #museumweek .