Annual exhibition-on-a-theme, "Glass in War2". The fighting damaged local heritage glass and caused the closure of the last working glass factory in the Argonne area, at Les Islettes. Discover the impacts of the war on various sites with information panels, maps, photos and videos. A large collection of glass objects serves as a reminder of the soldiers' everyday lives. In 2015, particular attention was paid to the use of glass in the medical sector and in religion.
A permanent section of the exhibition focuses on the many glass factories in Argonne from the Middle Ages to the present day and depicts their history, glassmaking techniques and details of the rich local heritage. More than 50 years of archaeological digs and research has resulted in the collection shown to visitors e.g. glass from several different sites, crucibles and models. One room is given over to the glass factory in Les Islettes, which ceased production in 1937. The display includes a range of products (the famous "Idéale" glass jars, bottles and garden cloches) and gives some indication of what life was like for those who lived in the factory district (video).
Interpretative walking trail beginning at the exhibition (7 km).
School groups with or without special events (advance booking required).
Adult and children's groups welcome all year with advance booking.
|Vendredi||De 10h00 à 12h00 / De 14h00 à 18h00|
|Dimanche||De 10h00 à 12h00 / De 14h00 à 18h00|
|Jeudi||De 10h00 à 12h00 / De 14h00 à 18h00|
|Lundi||De 10h00 à 12h00 / De 14h00 à 18h00|
|Samedi||De 14h00 à 18h00|
|Mardi||De 10h00 à 12h00 / De 14h00 à 18h00|
|Samedi||De 10h00 à 12h00|