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Foundry Museum

Learn about three centuries of human and industrial adventure.

The museum

The museum shows the industrial patrimony of Fréteval: prototypes, chassis, fireplace plates, manufacturing steps, but also the local way of life in context…

The museum is located Pierre Genevée square and can be visited from the first Saturday of May until the last Saturday of October, on Wednesday from 2:30 to 5:00pm and on Saturday from 2:30 to 5:30pm. Open for groups with reservation.

Labor at the foundry

In a 50 square-meter space, after many years spent gathering the collection, the museum scenography shows the everyday life of hundreds of men, women and children.

An demanding but friendly workplace in the heat of cast-iron in fusion, the Genevée foundry was in operation for three centuries until its closing in 1998.

André, Philippe, Gérard, Léon, René and many others will invite you to discover their history and expertise.

For more information, contact the town hall : 02 54 82 36 52,, or the tourist office : 02 54 82 35 01

New for children aged 6 and over

Using the booklet available either from the media library or directly from the museum, the investigation begins with a little background. “When you leave the media library at nightfall, you discover the open door of the foundry. An object has been stolen, and several suspects are presented to the day’s investigators. Clues have been left all over the museum by the culprit, so you’ll need to visit it from one end to the other. A bit of reading, a bit of arithmetic and a lot of observation skills are needed to solve the riddle!”

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