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The old mechanical workshop of Dr Wyss, Sainte-Croix

“Jürg Wyss, a retired Doctor, is a passionate collector of numerous documents, tools and diverse machines which were used to manufacture musical boxes between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. He has reconstituted an authentic antique workshop that he can actually use (on request). I really like to go with my pupils, who are fascinated by this character. It’s an excellent way to share the industrial heritage of Sainte-Croix with them.”

Suzanne, teacher


The workshop is open for small groups, guided visit with demonstrations, solely by request in advance by email: or by telephone: +41 (0)79 713 86 20


Teacher with 5 to 8 children (aged 13 or older): fixed price of CHF 25.00
Adults, for 1 to 5 persons: fixed price of CHF 25.00
Adults, as of 5 persons: CHF 5.00 per person
Fixed price Wyss workshop and Museum of Arts and Sciences (min. 5 persons): CHF 9.00 per person

Good to know

In 2009 Dr Wyss donated his collection to the Sainte-Croix Museum of Arts and Sciences.

The workshop is listed in the industrial inventory of Switzerland, ISIS

Atelier de mécanique ancienne
Rue de l'industrie 15
1450 Sainte-Croix
T. +41 (0) 79 713 86 20

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