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This museum workshop containing tools and supplies has been in use for decades.

A railway workshop.
Beginning with the Industrial Revolution era, a workshop may be a room or building which
provides both the area and tools (or machinery) that may be required for the manufacture or
repair of manufactured goods. Workshops were the only places of production until the advent of
industrialization and the development of larger factories. In the 20th and 21st century, many
Western homes contain a workshop in the garage, basement, or an external shed. Home
workshops typically contain a workbench, hand tools, power tools and other hardware.

Main article: backshop
In some repair industries, such as locomotives and aircraft, the repair operations have specialized
workshops called backshops. Most repairs are carried out in small workshops, except where an
industrial service is needed.