Musée départemental des arts et métiers traditionnels - salle du monde animal, V. Boutin pour Occitanie musées



Musée départemental des arts et métiers traditionnels

In an old woollen mill, remarkable for its roof timbers and central columns, the exhibition presents four themed levels including monumental machines (forge, power hammer, mill wheels, presses), demonstrate the traditions of the Rouergue.
Created in 1979 under the Cultural Charter between the State and the département of the Aveyron, the museum of the Rouergue in Salles la Source is situated in the magnificent buildings of an ancient woollen mill and manufacturer of local sheets: masonry work in tuf limestone, stone and wood columns, Philibert style curved roof timbers. It presents the traditional arts and crafts of the Rouergue in 4 sections: machines from years gone by (mills and presses), man and the mineral world (construction and working metals), man and the plant world (agriculture and wood crafts), man and the animal world (hunting, fishing and rearing). Reconstruction of a traditional wine cellar and a 19th century woollen mill. Planetarium to learn how to read the sky at night and understand its mysteries.

Capacities & Services

Capacity40 Person(s)

Languages : FR

Equipments and services

  • Animaux non admis
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Educational tours
  • Free guided tour for groups
  • Guided tours
  • Picnic area
  • Prestation - Totalement couverte
  • Projection room
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Visite libre


  • Temporary exhibitions

Opening & Prices

opening times

  • from 01 september 2023 to 03 novembre 2023
    Monday : from 14h00 to 18h00

    Wenesday : from 14h00 to 18h00

    Tuesday : from 14h00 to 18h00

    Friday : from 14h00 to 18h00

    Sunday : from 14h00 to 18h00

    Public holiday : from 14h00 to 18h00


Rates 2023

  • Single adult : 4,00€
  • Adult group : 2,50€
  • Single child : 0,00€
  • Single adult : 2,50€

Methods of payment

Cheque - Cash - Carte bancaire


Musée départemental des arts et métiers traditionnels
Cour de la Filature
12330 Salles-la-Source
lat. 44.437599 - lon. 2.514100



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