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Workshops

Besides the guided tours, the Musée du Malgré-Tout offers twenty or so workshops by reservation. Each one last one hour. Some of them are workshops where the visitors create something and can therefore take it back home! Others (called activities) are more presentation, explanations, shows and discussions on a topic with sometimes small handling by the public.

Across times

Workshop :
Weaving initiation

workshop weaving

Activity :
Fire before matches

activity fire

Activity :
Archery

activity archery

Workshop :
Basketwork

workshop basketwork

Making thanks to a wood frame of a fabric bracelet.

From 6 years.

Discovery of different systems to produce fire used from Prehistory to nowadays.

From 5 years

History, discovery and learning how to use a bow.

From 6 years.

Discover the very ancient technique, combining sewing and organic fibres, to make a basket.

From 8 years.

Prehistory

Activity :
Prehistoric weaving

activity tissage

Workshop :
Prehistoric modelling

workshop modelage

Workshop :
Leather bracelet

workshop bracelet cuir

Activity :
Spear-thrower shooting

tir au propulseur

Introduction to the fibres and the weaving techniques used during Prehistory. The group makes strings and weave them on a vertical loom with stones.

From 8 years old.

Discover one of the prehistoric art by modelling animals and women figurines from clay.

From 3-4 year.

The finery art : making of a leather bracelet with a shell and a organic string, thanks to bone and flint tools.

From 10 years.

History, discovery and learning how to use a spear-thrower, the hunting weapon of our Palaeolithic ancestors.

From 6 years.

Workshop :
Prehistoric Painting

Activity painting

Workshop :
Shale engraving

workshop engraving

Workshop :
Prehistoric music

workshop music

Activity :
Raw materials discovery

activity discovery

Cave art history : the drawing and painting techniques of prehistoric artists. Creation of a drawing and colouring in the prehistoric way.

From 3 years.

Engraving with a flint like prehistoric humans a women's silhouette or a animal on a shale pad.

From 8 years.

Wind instruments, stringed instruments, percussions, noisemakers are provided to everyone to discover the prehistoric sound.

From 3 years.

Discovery and handling of different raw materials used by prehistoric men to make their houses, tools, finery...

From 3 years.

Tale :
"Le chat qui marche seul"

conte chat

Adaptation from the Rudyard Kipling "cat who walked by himself".

From 3 years.

Gallo-roman

Activity :
Gallo-roman bones work

Activity bones work

Workshop :
Gallo-roman bones work

workshop bones work

Workshop :
Gallo-roman mintage

Activity mintage

Workshop :
Baby swaddling

workshop swaddling

Introduction to the bone work techniques in the antique way.

From 10 years.

Application of bone work techniques by decorating a bone pad (this workshop has to be preceed by the activity).

From 12 years.

Introducing to the early Roman Empire monetary system. Demonstration of the warm minting of a coin. Everybody mint his own coin.

From 10 years.

Reproduction, thanks to the advises of the antique midwives, of the babies swaddling methods during the roman times.

From 12 years.

Activity :
Newborn in Rome

Activity newborn;

Workshop :
Pottery restoration

workshop pottery

Workshop :
Gallo-roman fibula

workshop fibula

Activity :
Gallo-roman Mosaic

animation mosaique

Discover, while debating, how the Roman society threats newborns and children, from a social and religious point of view.

From 12 years.

Introduction to the gallo-roman ceramic techniques and to the archaeologist work. The participants recreate pots with shards.

From 12 years.

Introducing to an adornment invented during the Celtic period and largely spread during the gallo-roman times. Making of an omega type fibula.

From 10 years.

Introduction to the gallo-roman mosaic technique and making of a mosaic.

From 6 year.

Ancient Egypt

Workshop :
Egyptian hieroglyphs

workshop hié:roglyphes

Workshop :
Egyptian amulets

amulettes égyptiennes

Workshop :
Egyptian painting

activity peinture égyptienne

Discovery of the Pharao's writing. Everyone write his name with hieroglyphs.

From 8 years.

Introduction to the Egyptian believes through amulets and making of two lucky amulets.

From 6 years.

Showing of the Egyptian painting and his conventions. Application of these conventions on a chosen topic.

From 6 years.