Besides a regular guided visit (CHF 80.-, added to the entrance fee), you can book interactive visits for your class, related to the PER (« Plan d’études romand », the study plan for the French-speaking part of Switzerland) :
« Accident at the railway station » – make an historical investigation !
6-8 years old /PER : L1 11-12, 13-14, 16 ;SHS 12 / CHF 160.- for 20 pupils / 2 hours
With a guide, visit the railway section of the Museum, discover the historical adventure of the Simplon line and play at being station master on our O scale model. Then, in front of a model of the Vallorbe station in 1908, investigate the accident suffered by the son of the station master.
« Photo rally »
6-12 years old / PER : L1 11-12, 21 ;SHS 11 ; MSN 11 ; A 12, 22 AC&M / CHF 140.- for 20 pupils / 1 hour and a half
Discover the Museum by yourself or in small groups. Find all the objects whose details are on the photos and win a small price.
« The iron craftsmen »
8-12 years old / PER : L1 23, 33 ; MSN 26, 35, 36 ; SHS 21, 22, 31, 32 ; A 22, 23, 32, 33 AC&M / CHF 210.- for 20 pupils / 2 hours
With a guide, visit the iron section of the Museum. Take time to discover the various iron crafts and their specificities. See how the craftsmen lived and, in a workshop, forge a nail, a horseshoe and a volute with the help of our blacksmith.
« Iron as a material »
12-16 years old / PER : L1 23, 33 ; MSN 26, 35, 36 ; SHS 21, 22, 31, 32 ; A 22, 23, 32, 33 AC&M / CHF 210.- for 20 pupils / 1 hour and a half
With a guide, visit the iron section of the Museum. Discover how we produce iron, then forge it. During a workshop with our blacksmith, experiment the specificities of this material : melting point, hardness, quenching, etc.
Must be booked / for all ages / CHF 100.- for the group (15 people maximum) / an extra CHF 40.- if the group comes back by minibus / 3 hours
Back into history, you can choose :
An « iron. walk » along the Orbe river to discover traces of ancient bloomeries, high furnaces, canals and factories.
A « railway walk » along traces of the famous Simplon line between Vallorbe and Jougne.
In the gardens of the Museum, there are two great picnic places. And if the weather is bad, you can stay in the Museum for your break.
VALLORBE FOR A GREAT SCHOOL TRIP
Vallorbe Caves : http://www.grottesdevallorbe.ch/
WWII Pré-Giroud Fort : http://www.pre-giroud.ch/
Juraparc : http://www.juraparc.ch/
INFORMATIONS AND RESERVATIONS
Office du Tourisme de Vallorbe, +41 (0)21 843 25 83, email@example.com