Musée de la lunette


The Museum of the telescope stood at Morecambe in the Jura because since the end of the 18th, the moréziens have developed expertise in the field of the telescope. And visitors are invited to discover what this world especially that of eyewear moréziens. This museum is perfectly at home in this department, when we know that even today over 50% of the metal frames are made in France in the valley.

Visitors are led to discover several collections in the permanent exhibition. The first part, "was born of a nail the telescope" will take visitors to the origins of the eyewear morézienne which is closely related to metal work. Structures of industrial production are presented. For models and videos, all the keys to understanding are given to understand how a metal frame is made. Visitors take a journey through the history of eyewear through the centuries and the world with the collection Essilor and 350 pieces of collections of eyeglasses and other optical instruments. Space is also devoted to the mechanisms of vision.

Approached from a scientific eye, visitors are asked to manipulate objects, tested illusions and use a kiosk to understand everything about the vision. FH Jordan Collection is a collection of 85 paintings which were given to the town of Morecambe and present landscapes in particular. These paintings are often staged in temporary exhibitions. Finally, the museum has a collection, donated in 2010 by JC Martin, consisting of sunglasses dating from 1965 to the 1980s. Part of his pairs of glasses are signed by famous fashion house which allows to contemplate what is done in the fashion industry. Visitors can download the MP3 visit from the website before coming to the museum.


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