The museum area of the Tannerie Parcheminerie DUMAS
A visit to the heart of a company listed in the Register of “Rare Arts Traders” since 2011.
One of the few museums dedicated to Parchment and Leather, allowing you to discover one of the three remaining parchemineries in France.
The Parchment and Leather Museum area
A visit to the heart of one of the three remaining parchemineries in France!
Created in 1926 by Marcel Dumas, listed in the register of «Rare Arts Traders » in 2011, the tannerie parcheminerie DUMAS, one of the three remaining in France, is today still a family business, managed by Frederic Dumas. Specialized in decorative lighting and orthopedic products at its inception, sole supplier of drumskins to the Republican Guard in the 60s, the company has over the last few years developed production of parchment for arts like calligraphy, illumination, bookbinding or leatherwork.
The museum area will allow you to discover the history of parchment and the craft of parchment-maker, to perfect your knowledge of leather-work and admire the last remaining skin-drier in Annonay, a town renowned for its know-how in tanning since medieval times. You will get to know the tannerie parcheminerie Dumas through its history, through the wide range of crafts associated with its activity , and variety of uses for the finished products. You will also have the chance to observe parchment production, from the glass observation gallery overlooking the workshop.
The site is accessible to the handicapped.
Recommended by « Petit Futé », « le Routard », « GéoGuide » and the « Guide vert », affiliated to the « Ardeche Loisirs et Patrimoine » network.
Discover our Museum through pictures
A glance at the Museum area of the tannerie parcheminerie Dumas: its patio, exhibition room, gallery, “1930s room”, etc
Children 6-12 years 4€ - Heritage Days Free
Groupe of minimum 10 persons 5€ per personne ( Fixed rate 50€ for groups of less than 10)