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Museum of the Royal Ironworks of the Chaussade – Guérigny

Formerly the flagship of the naval industry, the site of Vieux Guérigny has become a place for memories and strolling around. So, listen to its story, hidden behind a surprising sea anchor, over 500km from the coast

The Forges and NavyMuseum traces the history of the Royal Forges of Guérigny, which for centuries provided the Royal Navy with safety pieces made in metal (anchors and chains). A new thematic exhibition is presented every summer. The site itself, its hydraulic installations and its buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries provide a pleasant place for walks and the centre for excursions to secondary sites throughout the area of the community of local towns and villages.

A major French manufacturing site representing the cultural legacy and the memory of an industrial past, the Forges served the Navy for many years. The museum, which is located in Guérigny and is managed by the Association of the ‘Amis du Vieux Guérigny' (Friends of Old Guérigny), immerses you in the world of iron and fire which was experienced by a great number of workers.

Open from July to mid-September daily except on Tuesdays from 3pm to 7pm