Installed in the former town hall-school of Cuisiat, it traces the characteristics of the Revermont heritage from the 18th century to the present day. Its remarkable conservatory vegetable garden shows nearly 650 species of local, ancient or curious plants.
Located between the Bresse plain and the river that gives its name to the department of Ain, the Revermont corresponds to the foothills of the Jura massif. It is a region of small mountains which offers pleasant walks. Before the phylloxera crisis in the 19th century, it was an important wine-growing area, thus giving the nickname of "cavets" to the Revermontois. Finally, the "reverse side of the mountain" became a land of dairy cattle breeding and is nowadays embellished with fruit farms where the famous Comté cheese is made.
In the 18th century, this country was also famous for its famous earthenware produced in Meillonnas, a small village located 7 km from the museum. The Meillonnas earthenware factory forged its reputation on the finesse of its decorations: rose, chamarré tulip, shredded carnation, anemone accompanied by daisies and forget-me-nots "en cocarde"... The museum presents a beautiful collection of this earthenware in a space refurbished in 2021.
Installed in the village school, the museum has reconstructed an identical classroom for boys at the time of the Communale. For the visitor, this reconstitution is the occasion to immerse himself in the school at the time of Jules Ferry. On the first floor, toys and photos of classes and weddings from 1885 to 1939, collected in the area, complete the visit and enrich the tour dedicated to childhood.
Outside, a botanical trail extends the visit to discover the ancient and contemporary uses of plants. Just like the tools and objects in the museum, the cultivated plants are living witnesses of practices and knowledge. In turn food, medicine, perfume or raw material for crafts, they attest to past and present ways of life, customs or specific rituals.
More than 650 species of rare, local, curious and forgotten plants are cultivated in the conservatory kitchen garden. Apples and pears, vegetables, herbs, medicinal plants, cereals, roses and other flowers will have no more secrets after your visit!
Throughout the season, the museum offers a variety of events based on the themes of the collections, for all ages and all tastes.
Accessible with strollers
The museum is situated in Cuisiat centre, next to the church.
Booklet Game for children to discover the museum in family.
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From 15/03 to 15/11/2023.
Open from Wednesday to Sunday: 10am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 6pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Exceptional closing on May 1st
GROUPS : on reservation.
Guide dogs, assistance dogs or learning dogs accompanying visitors with disabilities are allowed on a leash only
Pets are not allowed
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Reduced price: 4 € (Upon presentation of proof: disabled persons, students, apprentices, Pass Région, seniors (65 years and older), teachers and works councils.)
Adult: 7 €
Child: 0 € (for people under 18 years old)
Disabled: 4 €
Group adults: 5 to 8 € (According to the chosen service. Group from 10 people)
Group children: 2 to 6 € (According to the chosen service).
Free entry for children Group rate available for > 10 people.
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- Tourism professionals, holders of the Icom card, the Ministry of Culture card, the press on presentation of the valid card.
- The accompanying persons of the persons in situation of handicap.
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- Adult pass (from 13 years old) : 31 euros
- Child pass (3-12 years old included) : 19 euros
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