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The Woodwind instruments Museum of La Couture-Boussey – Normandy - France
History : From the early 17th century, La Couture has been well- known for its woodwind instrument making. Most famous French woodwind instrument makers were born here : Lot, Godfroy, Martin, Buffet families, and the distinguished Hotteterre dynasty. A tradition of excellence began. The instrument makers related to La Couture, born and set locally or in Paris, were pivotal to any evolution of woodwind instruments. In the 19th century, such families as Thibouville or Chedeville kept the high level of La Couture-Boussey craftsmanship. The tradition is today continued by a hundred workers and four firms sending instruments and accessories all over the world. In 1888, local workers founded the Woodwind instruments Museum to promote their art. They also aimed at training the future instrument makers. Nowadays any visitor can appreciate an invaluable collection of woodwind instruments and discover the local history as well as the history of those instruments.
Opening times : Tuesday to Sunday, 2 :00 – 6 :00
(Closed : Monday, May 1st and from November 16th to January 31st )
Admission : 4 €/1,50 € ; groups 3€/p.
No credit cards
Brochure in English or guided visits on demand.
Musical audioguide to hear instruments.
Guided tours for mentally, hearing and visually impaired visitors