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Ciry-le-Noble, la Briqueterie
On the site of a former brickworks the Eco-Museum has been established, in cooperation with the Adult Further Education Association (AFPA) of Saône-et-Loire, a combined site and school where there is the intention to restore the buildings and machines. This programme that started in 1996 has facilitated a partial opening of the site to the public, which can find a full size factory with all its machinery and equipment.

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Main collections
  Ethnology Science technical
ceramic production of businesses along the Canal du Centre: tiles, bricks, multi-coloured decoration for facades, floor tiles, statuary, stoneware flasks, glazed pottery, tools and small machines, moulds from wood, plaster and cast iron.

Knowledge base
To discover the national collections, you can access the databases of the Ministry of Culture :

Joconde database
Practical information
La Briqueterie
Route du Canal (D 974)

tel. : 03 85 79 18 98
fax : 03 85 79 18 98

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From June to September: from Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to 7pm
Out of season: group visits by prior appointment

Entrance fees
full price individuals: 2.50 euros
groups: 2.00 euros per adult (from 15 persons and upward, and strictly by reservation)

Display special rates
Also at the museum

Sale of post cards of the site and works in line with the ceramic theme and the Eco-Museum's publications about the industrial heritage