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Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere

7 rue de la Trinite, 10000, Troyes, France
+33 3 25 73 28 26
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If you are a craftsman, this is the place to see

Every kind of tool imaginable for every medieval profession. Thousands of implements for making... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Andy R
Nice visit

Very interesting,nice and clear explanations,toi many things to discover or remember.I advise you... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Marie L
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Created by Paul Feller s.J., A forward-looking Jesuit priest, the MOPO is dedicated to the passing on of knowledge and the promotion of apprenticeship. The museum boasts a collection of more than 10 000 tools distributed across 61 display cases in a remarkable scenography. At least as many beautiful tools are carefully stored in the museum's reserves. The contemporary power of the scenography adds to the story and power of each tool, painstakingly brought back to life. A place dedicated to the passing on of knowledge The 10 000 tools on show at the MOPO are unique witnesses of the intergenerational transfer of craftsmen. They invite the visitor to embark on a historic journey and are key to understanding trades today. A unique example in its kind, the MOPO is an open window on past and present trades, for all those who are interested in craft trades as well as in industrial technologies, in history as well as in trades. Through a rich programme constantly renewed, the MOPO highlights craftsmen and craftswomen, emphasising their knowledge, expertise and life-skills.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“old building” (3 reviews)
“tools” (18 reviews)
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7 rue de la Trinite, 10000, Troyes, France
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+33 3 25 73 28 26
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Every kind of tool imaginable for every medieval profession. Thousands of implements for making barrels, slate shingles, butchering animals, making buttons - you name it, its here. An interesting old building too. You could spend hours and hours here if you were so inclined.

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Very interesting,nice and clear explanations,toi many things to discover or remember.I advise you to go several Times and even with young children,grand parents would love it.

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Quite big, well designed visiting route, no going back twice, tools were catalogued logically but lack of usage display and explanation Audio guide is necessary. Plus the yard is cute. 7 euro ticket

Thank Yuki Z
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Really interesting and beautifully displayed. Even kept the interest of our 14 year old boy. The building was also very attractive.

Thank marmaladejar
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This was a surprise, even after knowing that there are 30K tools. The displays are on two floors a bit on the main floor. Take the self guide as it provides a lot of useful information. The tools are grouped by trade and then some...More

Thank jim t
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I have a personal interest in this review as several years ago I translated the museum's catalogue. Locals agree that it's one of the finest courtyards in Troyes. Each of the tools you see inside is placed in a position as though an invisible hand...More

Thank Jon C
MOPO3, Responsable relations publiques at Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2016

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad to hear from a loyal follower !

Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

The tool museum was such a great surprise. The imaginative displays and layouts of every imaginable tool was so creative and easy to see and read that even if you aren't interested in axes and planes, needles and spades, knives and forks, you can't be...More

Thank candyLondon_UK
Reviewed 17 October 2015

One for the specialist, but if you are interested in traditional crafts, this is a place not to be missed. Also an excellent bookshop. There are extensive collections of the tools and products of every imaginable craft. To fully appreciate the magic of the place,...More

Thank Fogbraider
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I wasn't prepared for the artistic and creative ways the tools were displayed. Even if you aren't a tool geek, you will be fascinated by the way the displays are created. There is an excellent audio tour in English.

Thank cwgreene
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Exhibition gives you a real feel for the craftmanship that existing in Troyes over the centuries with an incredible display of tools and equipment it is amazing that thye have such a vast amount. The display is over 3 floors and if your interested in...More

Thank Garry M
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Valerie L
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Response from MOPO3 | Property representative |
Valerie,, In march, the Maison de l'Outil is open everyday except tuedsays, from 10 to 6. Hope to see you in the museum !
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