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Museum of past life

This museum located in the old presbytery, near the church, evokes the material and life of yesteryear.
On site : traditional costumes, utensils and tools, old photos... but also an exhibition of crystals.

Museum Museum of past life Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves


Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves (73530)
Unguided individual tours available permanently

This museum, created by the inhabitants of Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves, has been open since 1977.

Located near the baroque church of Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves, it presents on the ground floor a "kitchen" as it was found in the 1900s, including characters in traditional costume of Saint Sorlin and surrounded by practical utensils for life; spinning wheel, churn ...
You will also be able to see samples of lace, ribbon, headgear, photos of traditional costumes...

Upstairs, you will find tools related to the agropastoral life: tools for hoof-maker, "van", material to make thatched roofs...

On the walls, a lot of photos and information about this life which lasted for several centuries before evolving on tourism with the creation of the resort...

Exhibition of crystals.

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    Fact sheets explaining the visit.


    Free to participate.


    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : English, French
    Languages visits : French


    From 23/12 to 14/04, every Wednesday between 3.30 pm and 6 pm.

    • Toilets
    • Car park


    Association Aspects


    L'église 73530 Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves

    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    Information update on 24/05/2023 by Office de Tourisme de Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves