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La Manufacture Bohin
Musée de l'Aiguille et de l'Epingle


Development of the needle and pin museum in the classified buildings of the Bohin factory, the last European manufacturer of metal pins and needles


La Manufacture Bohin, Musée de l'Aiguille et de l'Epingle


Usine Bohin, 61300 Saint-Sulpice-sur-Risle, France




February 2014


EPF Normandie – Communauté de Communes, Usine Bohin

Surface m²

1.000 m2

Scenographic cost € HT

700.000 €

Scope of work

Technical management
Lighting design
Audiovisual and multimedia engineering 
Show control


Scenography : Atelier Confino
Architect : Jean-Marie Mandoux
Audiovisual production : Éric Breibart
Graphism : Idwiw
Audiovisual & Lighting Integration : Contact STE
Set builder : Prelud
Sculptor : Pablo del Castillo

What more derisory, more humble but a needle or a pin ? Yet, in the heart of Normandy lies in the middle of nowhere the last European factory, continuing the tradition formerly dedicated to this type of fabrication.

Some of the machines date back to the middle of the 19th century and the fabrication process has been described in Diderot’s Encyclopedia ! From 2015, the public is allowed to visit the working factory and then go to the Museum, with a particularly pricking content !