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Beside its interesting collections, you will find all the history of knives making in Thiers since the Middle Ages.
There also a reconstitution of a knives factory of the beginning of the XX century. You will lear a lot, even if you already know about...More
Very interesting museum and demonstration. There are two parts in two separate buildings. The first part is more of a museum with an intro video. The video and a pamphlet the staff gives you are available in English however when we went the demo was...More
Interesting exhibits and live displays. It is only in French but the staff have some English and there is an English facts sheet to read. A little knowledge of French helps make it even more enjoyable. Definitely worth a look
We were very impressed with the museum visit that takes place in two locations. The guided tour of the museum was interesting and informative. The museum itself has an impressive collection of cutlery. The second part of the visit was in the workshop with an...More
I have to disagree with the reviewers who said this museum is not adapted for English speakers. Perhaps we were just lucky, but on arrival at the first part of the museum, we were first offered the short film in English, and then advised to...More
We were in the area with French relations who wanted to visit the medieval town that is well known for making hand made knives etc. I think it must be a French thing as my French relations bought knives and then used them for eating...More
A nice museum, educational and interesting, that gives a pretty good idea of the knife-making tradition of Thiers. The young people that led the guided tours and the demonstrations were especially professional and pleasant. But from what I could tell, the tours, demonstrations and written...More
Thought this was going to be dull and geeky but it was really interesting. Demonstrations of how knives were made, excellent explanation of the processes and a real feel for the people who worked in this skilled yet incredibly hard industry. Some beautiful pieces to...More