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Museum of Revermont

Museum, Sciences and technology, Local tradition, Arts and culture, Natural sciences, Environment, Ethnology, Craft/Artisanat, Decorative arts, Folk arts and popular traditions, Earthenware and Terracotta, Museum of France, Departmental museum in Val-Revermont
  • Installed in the former town hall-school of Cuisiat, it traces the characteristics of the Revermont heritage from the 18th century to the present day. Its remarkable conservatory vegetable garden shows nearly 650 species of local, ancient or curious plants.

  • Located between the Bresse plain and the river that gives its name to the department of Ain, the Revermont corresponds to the foothills of the Jura massif. It is a region of small mountains which offers pleasant walks. Before the phylloxera crisis in the 19th century, it was an important wine-growing area, thus giving the nickname of "cavets" to the Revermontois. Finally, the "reverse side of the mountain" became a land of dairy cattle breeding and is nowadays embellished with fruit farms...
    Located between the Bresse plain and the river that gives its name to the department of Ain, the Revermont corresponds to the foothills of the Jura massif. It is a region of small mountains which offers pleasant walks. Before the phylloxera crisis in the 19th century, it was an important wine-growing area, thus giving the nickname of "cavets" to the Revermontois. Finally, the "reverse side of the mountain" became a land of dairy cattle breeding and is nowadays embellished with fruit farms where the famous Comté cheese is made.
    In the 18th century, this country was also famous for its famous earthenware produced in Meillonnas, a small village located 7 km from the museum. The Meillonnas earthenware factory forged its reputation on the finesse of its decorations: rose, chamarré tulip, shredded carnation, anemone accompanied by daisies and forget-me-nots "en cocarde"... The museum presents a beautiful collection of this earthenware in a space refurbished in 2021.
    Installed in the village school, the museum has reconstructed an identical classroom for boys at the time of the Communale. For the visitor, this reconstitution is the occasion to immerse himself in the school at the time of Jules Ferry. On the first floor, toys and photos of classes and weddings from 1885 to 1939, collected in the area, complete the visit and enrich the tour dedicated to childhood.

    Outside, a botanical trail extends the visit to discover the ancient and contemporary uses of plants. Just like the tools and objects in the museum, the cultivated plants are living witnesses of practices and knowledge. In turn food, medicine, perfume or raw material for crafts, they attest to past and present ways of life, customs or specific rituals.
    More than 650 species of rare, local, curious and forgotten plants are cultivated in the conservatory kitchen garden. Apples and pears, vegetables, herbs, medicinal plants, cereals, roses and other flowers will have no more secrets after your visit!

    Throughout the season, the museum offers a variety of events based on the themes of the collections, for all ages and all tastes.

    Accessible with strollers

    Advance booking required for group visits.
    Payment upon arrival.
  • Tips
    With the Ain Discovery Pass: 1 entrance https://www.passdecouvertes-ain.com
  • Environment
    • In the country
    • Mountain view
    • Village centre
    • Lake 5 km away
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 120  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • Doors >=77 cm wide
    • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
    • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Site, building totally accessible
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
    • Visual alarm with flash light
    • Magnetic loop available at the reception
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • Equipment
    • Picnic area
    • Lift
    • Toilets
    • Air conditioning
    • Exhibition space
    • Car park
    • Defibrillator
    • Sustainable development
    • Entertainments room
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Free car park
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Equipment loan
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • Rates
    Free of charge for :
    - Tourism professionals, holders of the Icom card, the Ministry of Culture card, the press on presentation of the valid card.
    - The accompanying persons of the persons in situation of handicap.

    Pass'culture, Pass'Région accepted.

    Pass'Découvertes de l'Ain, a digital pass for 3 days of visits at a smart price!
    The 3 days can be used over a period of 6 days.
    - Adult pass (from 13 years old) : 31 euros
    - Child pass (3-12 years old included) : 19 euros
    Up to 24 sites to visit in the Ain!
    More information and purchase on www.passdecouvertes-ain.com

    Transfer for groups only
Openings
  • From March 15, 2024
    until June 30, 2024
  • From July 1, 2024
    until August 31, 2024
  • From September 1, 2024
    until November 15, 2024
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • GROUPS : on reservation
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • GROUPS : on reservation
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