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Museum of the Old Tools in Pinsec (MOAP)

New in Pinsec : Musée des Outils Anciens de Pinsec (MOAP)

This museum is housed inside a traditional ‘raccard’ built in 1733. It is home to a collection of antique tools traditionally used by the different trades in the mountain valleys, such as farmers, foresters, woodcutters, etc.

On show there are 500 tools and objects dating from the 17th to the early 20th century, in a fascinating insight into life and work in the Alps. The exhibition presents 17 trades and professions, including the timber trade, metalworking, food production, farming and housework.

Originally the work of a dedicated collector, the idea behind this museum inside a traditional ‘raccard’ at 1290 m altitude is to inform and educate about Switzerland’s mountain history and heritage.

The museum covers three floors. The ground floor has been turned into the ‘Caveau de la Société du Village’ (Village Cooperative Cellar). Various items of interest are lined up along the walls, including winegrowers’ and coopers’ tools. The barrels on show contain local ‘Vin du Glacier’ and Petite Arvine, Malvoisie and Ermitage. The cellar is also used to store cheese for maturing. The outside steps take visitors up to the main part of the museum to see the 23 exhibition showcases on two floors.

Tools are also available to visitors wanting to test them and find out how they were used.

Price

  • CHF 5.- per person with a glass of Glacier wine
  • Free of charge for children up to 12 years old

Useful documents

Contact

Museum of the Old Tools in Pinsec (MOAP)
Chemin de la Clive 13
3961 Pinsec

Opening times

July and August 2021
Friday : 15:00-18:00
Low season
Opening hours on the museum's website
Opening for groups on request
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