Cardboard and printing Museum

The cardboard box industry, the transformation of the cardboard into packaging…

Description

Valréas, the historic capital of the French cardboard box industry is still making boxes for perfumery stores, the pharmaceutical industry and food processing.
Come and share this industrial adventure with a visit to the Museum : it relates the history about the manufacturing process and printing of the cardboard boxes in this town, from the origins (middle of the XIXth century) to nowdays.
You will learn everything about the creation of the famous ‘ventilated boxes, made for dispatching « ‘silk worm seeds ».
The boxes, the printing equipment, the lithography and a reconstruction of a workshop with a video projection… will enable you to discover an industry which gained worldwide fame at the beginning of the XXth century and is still flourishing.
Temporary exhibitions, bookshop.

Spoken languages

  • French

Themes

  • Sciences and technology
  • Occupations
  • Industry

Labels and ranking

  • Bad weather alternative

Activities

  • Children's entertainment
  • Concert
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Handicrafts workshops

Opening

From 21/05 to 31/10/2021
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.

Visit

Individual tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Average Duration of the individual tour: 60 minutes

Group tour

  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours on request
  • Average duration of groups visit: 60 minutes
  • Min. group size: 10
  • Max. group size: 50

Rate

Reduced price: 3 €
Adult: from 5 €
Student: 3 €
Group adults: 2 to 5 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, accompanying guides, the drivers, Job-seeker, people with reduced mobility.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Free the first Sunday of each month.

Payment options:

  • Cheque
  • Cash

Situation

Show itinerary

Amenities and Services

  • Shop
  • Toilets