Musee de la Coutellerie, Thiers City

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Musee de la Coutellerie holds demonstration workshops on cutlery manufacturing, from making knives to spoons out of silver and gold. Discover history with an amazing collection of knives from 16th century to the present. Explore two areas of the museum to understand the social and economic history of cutlery and the knife. This is a living heritage museum, because it has demonstration workshops on manufacturing. Plan to visit Musee de la Coutellerie during your Thiers City vacation using our convenient Thiers City trip planner.
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  • Explanation here is only in French. This is made up of 2 buildings. One speaks about history of the region, city and its evolution. 2nd talks about how the knives were made in earlier days as... 
    Explanation here is only in French. This is made up of 2 buildings. One speaks about history of the region, city and its evolution. 2nd talks about how the knives were made in earlier days as...  more »
  • We had no idea there was such large scale manufacturing of cutlery in this part of the world and found this museum very educational! There were a couple of talks in French first but then you could... 
    We had no idea there was such large scale manufacturing of cutlery in this part of the world and found this museum very educational! There were a couple of talks in French first but then you could...  more »
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  • Interesting museum in two parts. The first building (No.23) on the aptly named Rue de la Coutellerie, focuses on 800 years of knife-making in Thiers. The second building (No. 58) has workshop demonstrations of cutlery-making skills and more galleries displaying the range of utensils, from professional knives (surgical utensils, gardeners’ knives, marine knives, vintners’ knives, electricians’ knives) to scissors & gadget knives (with lighters, rulers, thermometers & pens incorporated), all made in Thiers over the years. I've written about Thiers in Mechtraveller.
  • Three separate places for the one ticket. It is more for French speakers, but the staff know how to speak English well and are happy to explain things to us foreigners.

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