Muses des Techniques

 39300 Syam
Forge de Syam

The Ironworks of Syam

Skills handed down through time
In business since 1813, the ironworks of Syam is located on a magnificent and well-protected site in the high valley of the Ain River.
Its industrial laminator, unchanged since it was first installed, was powered largely by hand until December 2008.
A manufacture based on the emblematic skill of an entire era, the ironworks of Syam nevertheless remained firmly anchored in the world of today. As late as 2008, the factory still produced parts for lifts, locks, high-speed trains, handrails or vehicle registration plates and in the field of aeronautics.
Competitive, prosperous and specialised in made-to-order products, the ironworks of Syam, with its nearly century-old iron roller, were a rare example in a world of industry in constant renewal.
Forges de Syam
Route de Champagnole
39300 Syam
Tél : 00 33- (0)3 84 51 63 40
Opening times

For individuals
In May, June and September: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 13.30 to 18.00
In July and August: every day except Tuesday from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 13.30 18.00

All year, by appointment; telephone 03 84 51 63 40 (Mme Chaffin)
Entrance fees

For individuals
Adults : 3Eur
Children (under 15): 1.50Eur
Adult reduced rate: 2.50Eur

Group rates (12 persons or more)
Adults : 2,50Eur
Children: 1Eur