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Musée de la mécanographie

Museum, Sciences and technology, Mechanical sciences in Bourg-en-Bresse
  • The only museum in France that tells the story of a vanished profession: that of the mechanics. Presentation of about 350 machines, some of which are very rare, with comments from former mechanics. A surprising discovery.

  • Exhibition of more than 350 typewriters, calculators, accountants, mechanical and electro-mechanical billers, including duplicators and early dictation machines. Some pieces are remarkable, such as a typewriter from 1878, one in Braille, a Chinese one with its 3,000 Mandarin signs. The opportunity to discover the technical progress of the 19th century to the 1990s, when micro-computing put an end to mechanography. Visitors can use some of the machines.

    Guided tour by former mechanics, with...
    Exhibition of more than 350 typewriters, calculators, accountants, mechanical and electro-mechanical billers, including duplicators and early dictation machines. Some pieces are remarkable, such as a typewriter from 1878, one in Braille, a Chinese one with its 3,000 Mandarin signs. The opportunity to discover the technical progress of the 19th century to the 1990s, when micro-computing put an end to mechanography. Visitors can use some of the machines.

    Guided tour by former mechanics, with a circuit adapted for PRM (1h30).
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 40  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Activities
    • Activity
    • Discovery
  • Equipment
    • Toilets
    • Car park
    • Parking
    • Private parking
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
    • Educational visits
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Cash
  • From January 10, 2024 to December 11, 2024
  • Adult
    6 €
  • Child
    3 €
Openings
Openings
  • Each wednesday from January 10, 2024 until December 11, 2024
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