Clockmaking and Screwcutting Museum in Cluses
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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.
Free entry at the Museum every first Sunday of the month (from October to May).
To avoid the influx of visitors on the same hours, the entrance to the museum is limited to 20 people per 2-hour time slot (2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and 4 p.m.). In July and August, a third time slot will be available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Reservation is highly recommended. It is done only by phone, on 04 50 96 43 00. Wearing a mask is compulsory (except for children under 10 years old). Hydroalcoholic gel is available for washing hands To limit the risk of contamination, no more mediation support will be offered. But you can download our room sheets from the website to prepare your visit. Live Facebook once a month on a piece of the museum. Guided tours in July and August on defined time slots: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Fridays at 2 p.m. (limited to 10 people)
Services and equipment
- Car park
- Coach parking
- Guided individual tours
- Guided group tours
- Educational visits
- Booking obligatory
- Themed tour
- Tourist brochures
- Guided tours
- Unguided individual tours
From 01/07 to 31/08, daily.
Canceled or closed because of Covid-19.
Reduced price: 3 € (for people under 26, large family, job seeker, RSA, people with disabilities, owners of : carte loisirs, carte CEZAM, carte COS.)
Adult: 5 €
Group adults: 3 € (without guide).
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.
A cultural mediator is always present to answer your questions.
Minimum number of people : 10
Maximum number of people : 50