Prices :
  • Adult: 3 € Child (6 to 12 years): 1 € no charge for under 6's
Reception open : Open daily April to September, 10am to noon and 2pm to 6pm. Open in March and October for groups, with advanced booking.

Description :

The Cutlery Museum has an innovative display reflecting the cutlery and knife-making tradition of the Nogent district. It contains some outstanding pieces of cutlery, scissors and surgical instruments made in Haute-Marne from the 17th century to the present time. A number of pieces that were entries in the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competitions were hand-made and are as fine as a piece of lace. They are made of steel, gold, silver, mother-of-pearl, ivory and rare woods. New technology, the use of special alloys and the manufacture of complex industrial pieces are also given prominence in the museum, which has been awarded "Musée de France" status. Don't miss the audiovisual room, the shop and the temporary exhibition entitled, "1991 - 2011, 20 years at the Cutlery Museum". Inaugurated on 22nd March 1991 in the presence of Mr. Hubert Curien, French Minister of Research and Technology, the Espace Pelletier / Cutlery Museum is now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Juggling with past, present and future, the exhibition takes a look at the first ideas for the opening of a museum, the museum's largest collections (the most significant pieces and/or examples of outstandingly high quality workmanship) and the project to extend and restructure it. The museum has been granted "Tourisme et Handicap" status (accessible to the physically and mentally handicapped). Audioguides are available in French, English, German and Dutch. Guided tours available with advanced booking. Don't miss the annual "Cutlery Fair" in June.

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