Clockmaking and Screwmachining Museum

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Description

Discover the Museum, a real timepiece of the industrial and social history of the Arve's valley. Follow the evolution of the farmer-watchmakers' skills from the XVIIIth century until the advent of the screwcutting technology during the industrial revolution.
Original by its history and its collections, the museum is worth the trip. Instituted at the early XXth century by the National School of Clockmaking of Cluses, the museum used to have 2 vocations : to collect ancient time measure instruments (oldest piece is from 16e century) and to save the local industrial memories. Located into the Espace Carpano & Pons, an old factory, the museum presents also the story of the National School of Clockmaking by presenting unique pieces of clockmaking made by the pupils in Cluses. Theme guided tours, theatric visits, workshops, temporary exhibitions are organized all the year round and will make you discover the treasures of the museum.

Pricing

From 01/09/2023 to 29/06/2024. From 01/07 to 31/08/2024 Reduced price: 3 € Adult: 5 € Group adults: 3 €. Group rate available for > 10 people. Free each first sunday of the month (between October and May). Free for (on presentation of a documentary proof) : Children under 12 with an adult, members of the Museum association and the AAAE, tourist ID card of Haute-Savoie, carte ICOM, Pass Empreintes, Pass Vacances, Press card, lecturer-guide's card, interpreter-guides, heritage guides of Savoie Mont Blanc, group attendant, special days (European Heritage Days, Night of the Museums, Tourism and Handicap Days, etc) Guided tours : From 10 people, 2€ per visitor + 35€ for a guide package.

Langues

English
French
Italian
Address
Espace Carpano et Pons, 100, place du 11 Novembre, 74300, Cluses
Opening
From 16/01 to 29/06/2024 between 2 pm and 6 pm. Closed Monday and Sunday. Closed exceptionally on Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st and May 8th. Open exceptionally on 04/02, 03/03, 07/04, 05/05 and 02/06. From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 10 am and 6 pm. Closed exceptionally on July 14th and August 15th.