Metal Festival, Sunday, June 16, 2019

On display this Sunday

Sunday the three Smiths of the Museum will come out their anvmes in the courtyard, and will invite you to hit the metal rod “red heated” under the embers to give it shape. At the same time, Malo Kervern, will tell you the history of the metal, and will make Read more…

Sunday, April 7, reopening

Here comes the time to welcome you to the museum after the work of this winter. Inside: Rearranged collections, repositioned workshops, improved lighting-outdoors: Completely renewed beds await you. and proof of our vitality, new volunteers joined the Museum: Bourrelière, Griddle, embroiderer, stone-cutter, blacksmith… This season we will carry out two Read more…

Oh, what beautiful breads !

October Appointments

Tuesday, October 23 and again Tuesday, October 30 Making old-fashioned butter Baking bread to wood fire         Thursday 25 October Chestnut and apple in all their forms   Sunday, October 28th: the Feast of Autumn Apples, cider Pumpkin and chestnutsPreparation of apples: butter, sugar

From wood to axe

Next Sunday at the Living Museum of old trades in Argol, visitors will be able to witness a demonstration of wood rendering with an axe. In fact, Marc Lefèvre, a wood professional in Poitou, will show how, by working on an axe, a log of chestnut, oak or sometimes pine (depending on the region), one manages after several hours of work, to obtain a piece of wood to Frame of the ordered form. (more…)

You say it

The Museum of old Crafts is the most exciting of museums I have ever visited. It shows not only things, it awakens them to life and thus allows a journey in the past time, a time when life was very different.

Why is it so exciting? The exhibition includes a variety of artisanal activities carried out by volunteers. During our visit, for example, the butter was produced, which could be tasted later. The peasant life became tangible and explained very effectively. People of different ages are involved, some since the museum was created there, in the early years of 1980. (more…)