MUSEE DE LA COUTELLERIE

Museum at Nogent

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  • "It's a beautiful knife ... but it's a Nogent!" Exclaims the character of Roubaud in the film "The Human Beast" by Jean Renoir (1938).

    This means that the town of Nogent - the Nogent-en-Bassigny appellation has not been used since 1972 - has acquired a solid reputation, since its name alone is enough to identify quality cutlery; finesse and diversity characterize this world-renowned cutlery, sought after by the largest French houses (Christofle, Hermès, etc.).

    Created to honor an identity heritage, the Cutlery Museum presents, in a modern setting, the technical and social history of this traditional activity from the 18th century to the present day. Housed in an old cutlery, the museum also showcases new technologies, the fruit of traditional know-how that is now being renewed.

    Note: the term "cutlery", used generically, covers the seven main classes of cutlery:
    - closing cutlery: pocket knives, hunting knives, pocket knives, etc.
    - table cutlery: table knives, cutting utensils, etc.
    - professional cutlery: butcher knives, kitchen knives, etc.
    - chiselling: embroidery scissors, tailors, etc.
    - hand tools: grafters, secateurs, etc.
    - surgical instrumentation: clamps, retractors, etc.
    - toilet instrumentation: tweezers, manicure ...
Services
Openings
Openings
  • From April 1, 2020 until September 30, 2020
    * De 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h (tous les jours, jours fériés inclus sauf 1er Mai). - Du 1 mars au 31 octobre sur réservation, pour les groupes de plus de 20 personnes. - Vidéos, audio guides (FR, GB, NL, D) - Ateliers et activités pédagogiques animés par le médiateur culturel. - Librairie-boutique : Ouvrages et revues spécialisés sur la coutellerie ; cartes postales ; produits dérivés ; divers articles de coutellerie (coutellerie fermantes, de table, cisellerie, ect.) fabriqués dans le bassin coutelier nogentais.