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Musee Suisse de la Machine a Coudre

Grand-Rue 58, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
+41 26 475 24 33
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This is an interesting museum of household items.

We made an appointment and were delighted to be shown through these rooms of very old sewing... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Claudia E
,
Seattle, Washington
Like being at my gand-mother's side.

So many wonderful things to see, touch, experience with great and helpful commentaries. A must in... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Thierry C
,
Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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Located in the centre of the town of Fribourg in a vaulted 12th century cellar, the Swiss Sewing Machine and Unusual Objects Museum presents pieces from around the world, ranging from the sewing-machine to the iron and the mechanical vacuum cleaner.The museum offers a collection of over 250 sewing machines from the 19th and 20th centuries, used in households but also in the shops of fabric and leather artisans. Rediscover household methods used in Switzerland and elsewhere over the past two centuries.
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10 Jun 2017
“This is an interesting museum of household items.”
19 Jan 2017
“Like being at my gand-mother's side.”
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Grand-Rue 58, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
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+41 26 475 24 33
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

We made an appointment and were delighted to be shown through these rooms of very old sewing machines, household tools, vacuum cleaner etc. It was a favorite on our visit to Switzerland.

Thank Claudia E
Reviewed 19 January 2017

So many wonderful things to see, touch, experience with great and helpful commentaries. A must in Fribourg, I think (not sure) you may need to reserve first.

Thank Thierry C
Reviewed 28 April 2015

According to experts, an excellent collection of sewing machines, in case you get a kick out of such devices. However, the museum's name is misleading, since the majority of exposed objects are normal, fancy and eccentric objects from everyday life in the Fribourg area. Particularly...More

Thank tunewitsch
Reviewed 10 August 2013

old machines not seen elsewhere. lovely staff fascinating (but lots of detail so only for enthusiasts)

Thank Jacqueline1954
Reviewed 23 August 2012

The sewing machine museum claims it is unique in the world, or the largest collection I cannot remember, but it is certainly worth a visit.

Thank Hangooroa
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