Musée des Arts, Métiers et Commerces

Our grandparents' village
Museum, Trades, Interpretation centre, Eco-museum at Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys

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  • On the Rhuys peninsula, the Museum of arts, trades and business revives popular traditions, the golden age of advertising and pen and ink classrooms in a vibrant village setting.

    Time has stood still in this tiny village between Sarzeau and Arzon, where the museum is housed in a charming stone cottage. Wander past 30 artisanal workshops and stores, meticulously reconstructed using period furnishings. Decorated shopfronts, advertising posters, everyday objects, old-fashioned tools etc. The sheer quantity of exhibits will bring home to you how your grandparents must have lived a century ago. Ever heard of a sock dryer or a ham press? The museum showcases over 70 occupations that have gone by the wayside: the cooper, cartwright, clog-maker etc. A fine collection of Breton head-wear, traditional costumes and delicate lacework completes the visit. Kids will be amazed by the toy shop (with dolls, toy kitchens, cars etc.) and the authentic 1930s schoolroom.
  • Spoken languages
    • fr*
    • English
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Services
    • Disabled facilities and reception
Payment methods
  • Chèques bancaires et postaux
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Espèces
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