Wood and Heritage Trades

The adventure began in 1989 when a few "barotchés", passionate about Labaroche's forest heritage, decided to salvage a disused sawmill in spare parts. They wanted to leave a testimony of the life of the past on this cold and windswept high plateau with wood as the only resource. They applied for grants and scoured the region for anything related to woodworking. Construction began in 1996 and the local timber frame was installed the following year. The park was laid out around the museum. The high iron saw was put into operation on 12 February 2000 and the museum was finally able to open to the public in July thanks to 47,000 hours of volunteer work! It evolves every year with new features that enrich it.

Visit the Wood and Heritage Trades


Immerse yourself in the world of woodworking, accompanied by men who will share their passion with you. Passionate and fascinating guides will take you on a tour of the 4 floors of this living space, a testimony to a bygone era, and will share with you its secrets and anecdotes. It is located in Labaroche on the Route du Bois, 20 km from Colmar.

The museum houses a fine collection of old machines: a Haut-fer saw, the largest machine in the museum at 12 m long and 3 m high, which was used to cut boards until the 1970s, a clogging machine, a handle copier and many other machines, all in working order and set in motion by the guides. For the children: an impressive collection of wooden toys on the mezzanine.

Accepted animals

Dogs are allowed in the museum.

Horaires d'ouverture

April to September: open Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm, including public holidays.

Open on Mondays 1 April and 20 May, 8 and 9 May and 15 August from 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm.

October and November: from 1 to 19 October: open to groups only by prior arrangement. From 19 October to 3 November: open every day from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm.

Museum closed for the winter period from 3 November to 31 March 2025.


As the museum is not heated, it is advisable to dress warmly at the beginning and end of the season.

Public price
Adult : €8.00
Kid : €4.00
Price with the pass
Adult : Free
Kid : Free


  • Accepted animals
  • Physical disability

Access conditions

  • line 68R-157 : bus line timetable here

  • The museum is located a quarter of an hour from KAYSERSBERG via ORBEY or AMMERSCHWIHR OR less than half an hour from COLMAR via INGERSHEIM - NIEDERMORSCHWIHR and TROIS-EPIS. The museum has a car park opposite the entrance to the museum.

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