Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensée Ouvrière

Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensée Ouvrière, Troyes: Hours, Address, Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensée Ouvrière Reviews: 4.5/5

Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensée Ouvrière

Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensée Ouvrière
4.5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Created by Paul Feller s.J., A forward-looking Jesuit priest, the MOPO is dedicated to the passing on of knowledge and the promotion of apprenticeship. The museum boasts a collection of more than 10 000 tools distributed across 61 display cases in a remarkable scenography. At least as many beautiful tools are carefully stored in the museum's reserves. The contemporary power of the scenography adds to the story and power of each tool, painstakingly brought back to life. A place dedicated to the passing on of knowledge The 10 000 tools on show at the MOPO are unique witnesses of the intergenerational transfer of craftsmen. They invite the visitor to embark on a historic journey and are key to understanding trades today. A unique example in its kind, the MOPO is an open window on past and present trades, for all those who are interested in craft trades as well as in industrial technologies, in history as well as in trades. Through a rich programme constantly renewed, the MOPO highlights craftsmen and craftswomen, emphasising their knowledge, expertise and life-skills.
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Talia123
Paris, France55 contributions
Jun 2021
this is an absolute must is you're in Troyes! they have an unbelievable collections of tools, equipment, and other artifacts. Super interesting and informative!
Written July 1, 2021
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Thank you for your comment, we're glad that you enjoyed your visit. See you soon for your next visit :)
Written August 30, 2021
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MarcLisbeth
Antwerp Province, Belgium130 contributions
Sep 2019
Nice and interesting musea in the down town old centre of Troyes, which covers a great collection. Worth a visit
Written September 27, 2019
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Thank you for your comment ! Hope to welcome you for a next visit soon :) !
Written March 10, 2020
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Flyer181623
Ghent, Belgium12 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Reminded me how difficult the making of say wheel or barrel was, and how many people with specific skills were involved.
Written July 16, 2019
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Indeed ! Those know-how, among others, are incredible !
Written March 10, 2020
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Ehe20
Tehachapi, CA202 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
This neat museum (€7 per person) is truly magnificent. We have never been to a tool museum before, so that was a treat. The show cases are beautifully set up & if you invest €1 for the audio tool, you get a great description of the different trades. The only "problem" I had was that the 3rd floor is in an attic & with these temperatures (almost 100 F), it got pretty warm up there.
Written June 25, 2019
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark2,319 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Pardon my French - but this wonderful house had an exhibition of a skilled glass artist called ‘Kiss my glass’.

Remember camera when visiting Maison de l’Outil...! Wauw.
Written July 29, 2018
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Thanks ! Actually, the exhibition is realised by 9 glass artists who have just get their diploma. They did an awesome work and we are glad that you enjoyed it ! Hope to see you soon for another visit :)
Written July 31, 2018
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michaelvivian
Pontivy, France51 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
If you are interested in tools but also old buildings this is the place to go. as a previous comment said there is an absence of English translation a common fault in French Museums, but to see so many old (1700 's) tools on display is incredible.
Written July 15, 2018
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Thanks for your comment ! We are taking notes of your suggestions to always improve the visit of the museum. See you soon !
Written July 17, 2018
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Andy R
41 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Every kind of tool imaginable for every medieval profession. Thousands of implements for making barrels, slate shingles, butchering animals, making buttons - you name it, its here. An interesting old building too. You could spend hours and hours here if you were so inclined.
Written February 25, 2017
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Marie L
Aube, France13 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Very interesting,nice and clear explanations,toi many things to discover or remember.I advise you to go several Times and even with young children,grand parents would love it.
Written February 14, 2017
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Yuki Z
47 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
Quite big, well designed visiting route, no going back twice, tools were catalogued logically but lack of usage display and explanation
Audio guide is necessary.
Plus the yard is cute.
7 euro ticket
Written January 8, 2017
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marmaladejar
North Yorks64 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Really interesting and beautifully displayed. Even kept the interest of our 14 year old boy. The building was also very attractive.
Written August 21, 2016
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