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Nestled at the foot of the Jura Mountains, the museum offers you the chance to discover the cultural heritage of Revermont – once a land of vines, now of orchards and clay soils, used in producing Meillonas’ famous earthenware since 1760.
Located in the village’s old town hall and schoolhouse, the museum features a reconstruction of a traditional boys’ classroom from the 19th century. An authentic representation, complete with original wooden reading desks and benches, a blackboard with the day’s proverb, even down to the boys’ inkwells. Upstairs, you can see old class photographs and wedding photographs from 1885 to 1939; a collection of old games from across the region completes the scene and adds to the childhood section.
Outside, the visit continues through the botanical section, where you will learn about both ancient and contemporary uses of plants. More than 650 rare, regional, extraordinary and forgotten species of plants are grown in Revermont Museum’s vegetable garden and conservatory. Discover everything there is to know about apples and pears, vegetables, herbs and medicinal plants, cereals, roses and other flowers.
The museum’s focus is on preserving threatened plant heritage and passing it on to the next generation, highlighting the importance of biodiversity and passing down know-how linked to plant cultivation and its uses, creating a lively visit which inspires passion and curiosity.
Throughout the museum calendar, a varied programme of events based around the museum’s main themes offers something for everyone, young and old alike. So why not check out what’s going on?
Services & Confort
- Educational visits
- Themed tour
- Equipment loan
- Tourist brochures
- Tourist information
- Guided tours
- Picnic area
- Exhibition space
- Sustainable development
- Entertainments room
- Film room
Full price: 7 €
Reduced price: 4 €
Group adults: 5 to 8 €
Group children: 2 to 6 €.
Free entry for children < 18 years, press, mountain guides, subscribers, the drivers, Job-seeker, the students, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 10 people.
The Museum is free for everyone on the first Sunday of the month, from April to May and from September to November.
Free entrance for:
- tourism sector employees upon presentation of a valid card,
- Icom card, or valid Ministry of Culture card holders,
- Museum Pass holders, entitled to unlimited access during the season.
Moyens de paiementBank/credit card, Cheque, Chèques Vacances, Cash, Pass’Région
Facilities for disabled
- 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