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Discover the flavours behind Lorraine’s reputation for quality produce, products and dining options. Why not tour the markets or take a cooking class?

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The History of Iron Museum

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The History of Iron Museum

The History of Iron Museum

Intérieur du musée de l'histoire du fer

For nearly 4,000 years, iron has been an essential element in the development of all civilisations, which is why a very unique museum has been dedicated to it in Lorraine.

The Iron History Museum or Musée de l’histoire du fer  (Urban Community of Grand Nancy) , which opened in 1966, chronologically presents the development of iron, casting and steel production methods in their economic, social and cultural contexts, from their origins to the beginning of the 20th century

Collections
Models, original objects and abundant iconographic documents retrace the 3 critical phases of the history of the iron and steel industry:
The «direct method» iron ore period (1500 B.C. to the 14th century A.D.);
The introduction of the blast furnace and casting (from the 15th to the 18th centuries);
The Industrial and Steel Revolution (from the 19th to the early 20th centuries).

In addition, the museum periodically hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions.

New permanent space : Jean Prouvé, Builder

The Iron History Museum now houses a space dedicated to Jean Prouvé (1901-1984), a great innovator in the area of architecture using metal. Construction components, photographs, architectural drawings, construction schedules and models illustrate the bold and innovative approach of this ingenious Nancy designer, who spent his entire career seeking to improve the surroundings of his contemporaries.

Useful informations

MUSEUM HOURS:
From Monday to Friday (excluding Tuesdays) from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

DATES CLOSED:
1 Jan., 25 April, 1 Nov. and 25 Dec.

The Iron History Museum
Avenue du Général de Gaulle
BP 1554140 JARVILLE-LA-MALGRANGE
Tél. : +33 (0)3.83.15.27.70
Fax : +33 (0)3.83.53.16.07

ADMISSION:
• Individuals: € 4,20
• Reduced rates: € 2,10
• Guided tour: €40 for every group of 10 to 30 people
• Free: daily for the under 12's, Wednesdays for the under 18’s and students.

 
 
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