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Pottery museum

 "Arriving at the pottery museum we get the impression of being sent back to the 60s, when the impressive building served as a school for the village children who must have looked forward to meeting their classmates, but also been a bit fearful of the quite strict institution of those days. Nothing of this can be felt anymore, and we enter the building expectantly. We marvel at this significant piece of history which made Bonfol famous, namely, its manufacture of pottery. Nothing reminds us of the stern atmosphere of the former classrooms. The three halls on the ground floor as well as the two on the first floor are wheelchair-accessible. The large number of the most diverse objects made of clay are nicely displayed in thematic showcases. We learn about the historic development of dishes, pots, bricks, tiles and countless other articles of daily use, as well as the inevitable transition from working at home to working at a factory. We find out interesting details about the potters who made Bonfol famous and can admire their instruments, tools, molds, and other utensils on the first floor as a manifestation of their inventiveness and know-how. After seeing the museum we pay a visit to Felicitas Holzgang, the last potter of Bonfol, whose workshop is nearby."


Opening hours
First and third Sunday of the month: 2 – 5 p.m. or with notice in advance (min. 8 people).

Adults: CHF 5.00
Adolescents from age 12, students, pensioners/disabled: CHF 4.00
Groups: CHF 4.00 / person
Children up to 12 years, members of the Friends of the Museum, holders of the Swiss Museum Pass or of a credit card of Raiffeisen bank: free entrance

Good to know

  • Possibility to visit the ponds of Bonfol nearby.
  • Possibility to see some of the fortifications from the First World War, especially at Le Largin.

Musée de la Poterie
Case postale 3
2944 Bonfol
T. +41(0) 79 646 93 90
F. +41(0) 32 474 49 61

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