Musée du Liège et du Bouchon

Musée du Liège et du Bouchon

Musée du Liège et du Bouchon
4.5
Speciality MuseumsScience Museums
Monday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Cork Museum of Mézin tells the story of an industry dated from the 18th century which grew up until the 1950's : cork-owks were cultivated and the bark was turned into stoppers.The Cord Museum holds the designation "Musée de France". It conserves and brings out a unique collection of tools, machines and photographies collected in the firms of the area "Albret".
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ghillie
Eymet, France1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
This little museum is a gem! It gives a new perspective on the humble cork oak and its value to the region. Most of the cork industry is now in Portugal and Spain but a warming climate is once again making France a more suitable cork region. This museum is very well presented, but all in French. There are English tours, as well as Spanish, but since there was not one available for our visit, the lovely hostess loaned us the tour guide’s English text which made it very easy to follow. The machines are interesting and in excellent condition. The kids that were there seemed to enjoy it. It was a great respite from a hot day and a friendly, educational place to visit. Worth a trip and the very modest (3 euro) entrance fee. Park next to the church and follow the signs down the hill to the museum.
Written 31 July 2022
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Thank you very much for coming from so far away to visit our museum. We are delighted that the visit met your expectations. New audioguides will soon be available in several languages. I'm looking forward to seeing you again.
Written 13 September 2022
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honguito
Linz, Austria2,885 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Nice little museum about cork and local history.
Definitely worth a visit. Very friendly staff, but French speaking only.
Written 6 August 2019
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Ann D
Agen, France419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
We went in early July and unfortunately, few visitors there. The fee of €4 was not excessive. There were language cards in every room which we read out to each other. I didn't know that there was a cork industry in "my" area (as I live in Agen), so this was a surprise. Lots of old photographs of whole families getting work from this industry. There is a big room of the original machinery including a counting machine, also a video. There were many examples of products made from cork - not just the obvious wine corks, but corks for the fishing industry, and now cork for modern uses like purses and handbags. You can buy unique cork postcards too.

I used to associate cork with Oporto in Portugal but no longer.
Written 13 July 2016
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ElizabethB007
London, UK52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Very enjoyable , informative visit. Well explained, well laid out. Pleasant reception from staff. Each room had a written sheet explaining the exhibits, written in several languages.
Tour took us abou 45 mins. There was a small video theatre showing 3 very short films. It would have been good to have some subtitles in English especially for the films that were just photos as my French was not good enough to follow the narrative.
Small gifts available.
Written 12 July 2016
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TwinkleBC
Mezin, France22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
Very informative with great narratives of the cottage industry of cork making in and around the town of Mezin as well as designer displays of how cork is still being used today. Don't miss the cork products for sale, including handbags, purses and wallets.
Written 13 April 2015
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Dear TwinkleBC, We thank you a lot for your recommendation in glowing terms. You are always welcome a the cork museum. Do you know we use to show a temporary exhibition every year, between may and october ? We invite you on may, 16th at 7:00 PM to the official opening of our next exhibition called "The cork in the construction : a sustainable material". We made it in collaboration with cork industry firms from Barbaste and Soustons. Regards, SP
Written 14 April 2015
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