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Superb attraction

A true gem. A perfect two hour tour of the history of this needle factory. We learned about the... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Great engineering

Spent a couple of hours looking round this great old needle factory and watched all the machines... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2016
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Apr 11, 2017
“Superb attraction”
Sep 19, 2016
“Great engineering”
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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

A true gem. A perfect two hour tour of the history of this needle factory. We learned about the exhaustive 27 steps for creating needles (from steel wire to extruding to cutting to electrolysis coating to polishing to sharpening to boxing to distribution), but also...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Spent a couple of hours looking round this great old needle factory and watched all the machines still producing needles after 150 years.Fascinating.

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Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The recent transformation of this 19th century needle factory into a spotless showcase of ongoing manufacturing combined with a first-class art gallery is an example of visionary leadership by the current owner of the Bohin factory, M. Didier Vrac. The quality of the displays and...More

1  Thank many-continents
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Dragged a ruluctant husband with me to this Museum that we found by accident whilst looking in the local tourist office. Amazing - as a textile artist it was rigth up my street, but my long suffering husband loved it too. Its a working factory...More

Thank Tony P
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Do not miss this gem of a Museum - even if it sounds off beat- a tour around a now mainly defunct needle factory, which has been beautifully refurbished and spruced up to provide an insight, using video clips and notices (English and French) into...More

1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed June 9, 2015

Despite reading good reviews on Tripadvisor, we arrived in a somewhat sceptical frame of mind. How could a needle and pin factory possibly be interesting? Believe me, it is! The visit is well worth a substantial detour. The setting, on the banks of the infant...More

1  Thank Johnnybach
Reviewed October 2, 2014

Who knew that making needles and pins could be so interesting! Assuming you drive there, you will find the best laid out car park you could ever wish for. Then a very pleasant stroll on a raised walkway across the fields and over the river...More

1  Thank The-beets
Reviewed May 15, 2014

I visited this new museum with a tour group from the uk. I cannot begin to describe how good it is. The group was a mixture of textile enthusiasts and others who were not expecting to be impressed. But were they surprised this exhibition ticked...More

1  Thank Dianemwest
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