The museum “Traditions verrières” explains the history of glass production from Ancient Egypt (approximately 6 000 years ago) until the present day (current automatic machines).
You will be able to view :
- GLASS from Egypt dating 5000 years BC
- An oven discovered in Turkey 1500 years BC.
- Glass factories in the forest in the Middle Ages.
- Ovens with jars or with melting pots.
- The first semi-automatic machine used : 100 years ago.
- La première machine semi-auto : il y a 100 ans.
- On the march : the Roirant machine and the Lynch machine.
- The I.S. machine which produces our flasks today.
- The various glass techniques such as screenprinting, frosting, ...
- The flat glass and the stained glasses : muff, chive, float-glass, ...
In the second room there is :
- Magnificent collection" of perfume flasks.
- The perfume : a French speciality !!!
Prize-winning "Bravos of the reception" guides will bring alive the history of the glassworkers.
The museum is open from Easter until All Saints Day's, every Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 2:30 pm till 6 pm. Opened also on Wednesdays during July, August and September. Please note the museum is closed every Sunday in October.
For further information or make a booking, contact :
City of EU (Rue Sémichon)
Museum : 0033.235.862.191
Tourist office phone of EU : Tél. 0033.235.860.468
Web : http://www.traditions-verrieres.com