Musée de l'Outil et des Métiers

Golden Years of traditional craftsmanship
Museum ,  Trades at Tinténiac

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  • Located along the Ille-et-Rance Canal, the Tinténiac museum of tools and traditional craft brings back to life the workshops of the craftspeople who shaped the daily life of the Brittany countryside.

    Traditional crafts and rural customs are kept alive on the agricultural lands of the Ille-et-Vilaine region. The museum of tools and traditional crafts showcases the skills of the craftsmen of yesteryear. It is sited in an ancient wooden warehouse built by the grain merchants at the end of the 19th century. Each craft has its own workshop where you will find the blacksmith, the cooper, the wheelwright, the clog maker or the saddler hard at work. A little further down are the farrier, the shoe maker and the locksmith. The museum possesses an impressive collection of 3,000 tools and pieces of machinery, sometimes unusual ones, which are used to bring to life about ten different crafts and their ancestral know-hows. The museum is particularly well-known for hosting the complete workshop of the last manufacturer of buckwheat mills. Guided tours with commentaries are available on demand.
  • Environment
    • Nearby trekking route
    • Riverside
    • View onto lake, body of water, river, canal
  • Spoken languages
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibitions
Payment methods
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Cash
  • Rates 2019
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    2 €
  • Child rate
    1 €
  • Free
  • From July 1, 2019 until August 30, 2019
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