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YOUNG PUBLIC

SCHOOLS

Heritage and museums constitute a real teaching tool. Le Locle - Château des Monts Watchmaking Museum is pleased to be able to offer turnkey cultural mediation activities for schoolchildren.

The importance of watchmaking in the local heritage and the topic of time are in line with the study plan (Plan d'étude romand - PER) and the official means of teaching of French-speaking Switzerland (Moyens d'enseignements romands - MER).

We offer a different topic for each cycle - the documents are in French

Cycle 1 : « Tic-Tac », les objets de la mesure du temps
Cycle 2 : « L’horloge », la technique de fabrication d’une horloge
Cycle 3 : « Le Temps », une réflexion plus philosophique sur le temps

The activities include an autonomous visit of about 1 hour.

  • Entrance to the museum for schools is free of charge as well as the educational material.
  • Some activities are enriched by material provided by the museum to enable children to touch objects.
  • Enhanced by an introduction and additional material these activities allow teachers to complete an agreeable visit of the museum and to integrate it into a teaching sequence.

Contact : mhl@ne.ch or tel. 032 933 89 80






WITH FAMILY

Activity Book for Young Audiences

An activity book is freely availableto allow our young public to discover the history of the Château des Monts while having fun.

An enticing and playful programme including quizzes or observation games, manual activities and 3D films guides children through the different rooms of the museum to discover the collections at their own pace and according to their interests.

For families - groups of children - extracurricular structures … On request, this booklet can be adapted to a specific audience. Also available in German.

Giant « Hunt and Seek » game.

Young “Sherlock Holmes” will be delighted to search ... and find the various objects hidden in the decor of the museum's collections.

Young “Sherlock Holmes” will be delighted to search ... and find the various objects hidden in the decor of the museum's collections.






OUR WORKSHOPS
For groups - on reservation - minimum 10 persons

Make your own wall clock

What about visiting the museum and leave with your own wall clock? Let's go! The Château des Monts provides the children with all the necessary material to make a unique and original wall clock. A few technical explanations later the budding clock designers leave with their work.

From the age of six, CHF 5.- per person.

Build your own music box

What about visiting the museum and leaving with your own music box. Let's go! The Château des Monts provides children with all the necessary equipment to make a small mechanical music box which plays 3 different melodies.

From 8 years old, CHF 15.00 per person.