Between art and craft.

Discovery, Authenticity and Treasures


exterieur 13 sept 2022
Amongst these treasures, you can admire stained glass and posters ; there is a forge and an alpine cheese-making room. Also one room is devoted to the early days of tourism. Everyday objects abound: kitchen-ware, work-tools, cow-bells, toys, pottery, lace-work and objects made from straw.

Folk-art flourished alongside the works of artists such as Pilet and the bailiff Gachet who, from the end of the 18th century, painted beautiful watercolours which show how they saw their valley.

HISTORY & HERITAGE

Founded in 1922, this museum has become one of the principal folk-art museums in Switzerland. In a house donated by Governor Cottier, we exhibit the collections which have been gathered together over the years by people who were passionate about the history of this region and its traditions.

Hall 2

Hall 2

Hall 1

Hall 1