Martinet museum

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

  • Recommended Duration
    • 1 h 0

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 for groups
    Minimum fee for groups
    • CHF 90.-
  • Prices per person
    • CHF 9.-
  • Children (under 16 years)
    • CHF 5.-
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
    • 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
Martinet museum
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