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The Glasses Museum


Things to know:

If you have a smartphone: download the audio guides contents in advance, at home, from the welcome page of the museum website.

You are a teacher: the museum regularly organizes workgroups for schools. Don’t hesitate to ask the groups service.

The advice of the Tourism Office:

If you are a group of 10 persons and more: don’t forget to make a reservation for a guided visit!

If you have children: ask the map at the welcome desk and follow the “family path”

Individuals or with few friends: ask the free audio guide!

Place Jean Jaurès - 39400 Morez

03 84 33 39 30 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The glasses museum in Morez, preserves and values the industrial heritage of the area of “Morez”. It tells the story of men and women who developed the industry in the valley and settled along the river workshops and factories of nails, clocks, enamel and glasses. The permanent exhibition and temporary collections will allow you to understand how the city eventually kept only the glasses manufacturing with many factories which produce around 8.5 and 12 million glasses a year.

The permanent exhibition will also teach you how the human eye works and why it is possible to trick the brain with optical illusions. The museum also has the “Essilor-Pierre Marly” collection composed of 2500 pieces from all eras and horizons. It traces the history of the “thing” glasses from 13rd century until nowadays. It also offers more by presenting productions of factories from “Morez” and glasses prototypes designed by young creators.


All along the year, the museum offers a varied cultural program: temporary exhibitions about the eye, optics, vision, light and color; conferences and work groups to learn everything about optics and its instruments!

Inaugurated in 2003, it has three labels: “Museum of France”, “Tourism and Handicap” and “Tourism Quality”


Opening hours and prices:

 Prices : Individuals : adults : 5€ / children : 3€ (free for least than 6 years old).

Other prices and group reservations: please contact directly the museum.

Conditions of visits for individuals:
-    Guided visits at specific times without reservation
-    Guided visits every day at 10.30am and 4.00pm during February school break
-    No guided visits during Spring and Fall school breaks
-    Guided visits every day à 10.30am and 3.30pm from July 6th until August 31st


Store : You will find several objects and accessories on the theme of glasses, tee-shirts and “Monnaie de Paris” (Paris official Coin manufactory), limited edition 2€.


Office de Tourisme Oh ! Jura
Place Jean Jaurès - BP 80106
39403 MOREZ cedex

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Low season : Monday to Friday 9:30 - 12h and 14h - 17h
Winter high season ( Christmas holidays , February) : Monday to Saturday 9am - 12pm & 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
High season summer (July & August) : Monday to Saturday 9am - 18pm. Sunday 9am - 12pm. The 14/07: 9h-12h
On August 14 & August 15 , the office will be open from 09h to 12h in the morning instead .

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