The Hôtel de Mauroy, built in 1550, is now a museum which holds 8,000 tools for "hand crafting" dating back to the 18th century. They testify to the work of the craftsmen of this time and are exhibited by type, trade and use.
Don't miss: the room exhibiting the masterpieces completed by the craftsmen after their journeys around France.
7 rue de la Trinité, 10000 Troyes
Telephone: +33 (0)3 25 73 28 26 Fax: +33 (0)3 25 73 90 47
Open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 6:30pm, and from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 6:00pm on weekends and bank holidays.
Entrance fees: £5 adults, £3.70 for 12-17 year-olds.
With its detailed display cases, this museum is simply waiting for you to come and discover more than 10,000 tools, including those once used to make baskets, for example.© Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensée ouvrière
Visiting the museum and discovering the rare tools exhibited will give you further insight into the history of the artisanry industry.© Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensée ouvrière
Heel trowels were mainly used by builders in the 19th century.© Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensée ouvrière
The museum is located in the Renaissance-style Hôtel de Mauroy.© Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensée ouvrière
The museum attracts more than 25,000 visitors every year.© Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensée ouvrière