Museum of the watchmaking and the precision cutting

Museum of the watchmaking and the precision cutting

The Arve’s Valley is famous for its industry based on watchmaking and the precision turning and cutting. Let’s go and discover this success story: you will be fascinated by the history of the time measure and captivated by the conquest of the precision.

Original by its history and its collections, the museum worth the trip. Instituted at the early 20e century by the Cluses' clockmaking school, the museum used to have a double vocation : collect ancient time measure instrument (oldest piece is from 16e century) and save the local industrials memories.

Located into the Espacez Carpano & Pons, an old factory, the museum present also an unique escapements models collection produced at the clockmaking school.

Themed tours, theatrical visits, temporaries expositions are organized all the year and will make you discover these museum treasures.

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Minimum age
7

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Museum of the watchmaking and the precision cutting


Espace Carpano et Pons
100, place du 11 Novembre
74300 Cluses
From 5 €

Opening



From 01/10 to 10/11/2019 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.
Open exceptionally on 06/10 and 03/11.

From 11/11 to 30/11/2019.
Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

From 01/12 to 31/12/2019 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.
Open exceptionally on 01/12.

From 01/01 to 30/06/2020 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and May 1st.
Open exceptionally on 05/01, 02/02, 01/03, 05/04, 03/05 and 07/06.

From 01/07 to 31/08, daily.

Payment


Adult: 5 €
Child (12-25 years): 3 €
Group adults: 2 €.

Free entry for children < 12 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Payment methods :

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