Museum

Martinet museum

Martinet Museum, Corcelles
Martinet Museum, Corcelles. © Jura bernois Tourisme
  • Place

    • Corcelles
    Ort
  • Recommended Duration

    • 1 h 0
    Dauer

Smithy and edge-tool workshop with over 300 tools. Put on the canton Bern Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

A former grain mill transformed into a taillanderie (forge) in 1791, the Martinet museum houses over 300 tools. In the past, the large water wheel driven by the water of the Gabiatte brook operated three hammers. This forge workshop was the witness of the manufacture of axes, shears, gentian fangs, lombards and picks intended for the farmers, woodcutters and craftsmen of the region. Thus the manufacture of agricultural utensils, the strapping of cart wheels and the making of fences carried on until 1945. Guided tours are accompanied by demonstrations of the working of the forge with the hammer still in use.

Prices

Prices
  • Prices for groups

    Minimum fee for groups

    • CHF 70.-
  • Prices per person

    Adults

    • CHF 7.-
  • Children (under 16 years)

    • CHF 3.-

Good to know

Good to know
    • Opening and guided visit on request
    • Language: French, German
    • Fossils exhibition
    • Model of the Martinet of Corcelles
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Breakfast, aperitif and catering can be organised
    • Movie realized by Lucienne Lanaz " The Forge "( The Smithy ), on www.jurafilms.ch
    • Even in summer it can be very cold in the forge, take a pullover with you

On site

On site
  • Accessibility

    • Free parking
    • Booking required
    • Accessible by public transport
    • Custom hours on request
  • Activities

    • Guided tours
    • Exhibition / explanations
  • Services

    • Suitable for groups
    • On-site equipment rental
    • WC

Access

Zugang

Contact

Contact
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