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Fribourg Museum/Gallery

Examples of almost every sewing machine ever built (more than 250) are on exhibit here. There's also a collection of contraptions created to ease the life of handworkers and housewives before the age of electricity, including useful household firsts such as vacuum cleaners and washing machines. A side room is packed with curiosities from bygone days, such as chestnut-hulling boots. Second-generation owner and half-American Marc Wassmer charms with anecdotes and history—he alone is worth the visit.

Museum/Gallery

Quick Facts

58 Grand-Rue
Fribourg, Fribourg  1700, Switzerland

026-4752433

www.museewassmer.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 7 SF, By appointment only

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