Draw me an Opinel, temporary exhibition

From the 29th of June till the 20th of September, the Opinel Museum invites you to immerse yourself in the Opinel-imaginary with the temporary exhibition Draw me an Opinel.

The exhibition showcases different artistic universes inspired by Opinel created by the participants of a drawing and painting competition organized by the Opinel Museum. Between the 13th of January and the 15th of April 2020, close to 80 people of all ages accepted this creative challenge.


The participants’ broad range of artistic styles, techniques and interpretations is sure to impress you! It is therefore with great pleasure that the Opinel Museum invites you to discover the 24 winning art pieces chosen by the jury.

Feeling inspired? Colouring pages are available in the exhibition hall!


Opening hours

July – August : 9 am to 6 pm non-stop, everyday

September: 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday

Exceptional opening on Sunday the 20th September from 9 am to 6 pm for the European Heritage Days.


Free entrance – no booking required

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Past Events

Drawing and painting competition Draw me an Opinel

From the 13th of January till the 15th of April 2020, the Opinel Museum invites you to express your creativity by participating in the drawing and painting competition Draw me an Opinel! The competition is open to anyone, and we accept all kinds of techniques. The artwork must however have a squared format and make a reference to Opinel.

But it’s up to you to decide how! Let yourself be inspired by the form of the famous Savoyard knife, the history of the brand, the crowned hand, the Opinel blue, the mountain, or another unexplored universe connected to Opinel.

You have until 11pm (UTC+1) on the 15th of April 2020 to send us an email with a picture of your creation. The artworks selected by the jury will be exhibited in the Opinel Museum during the summer 2020 and will receive a prize!

To download your inscription form and for further information visit

Exhibition 30 ans… et toutes ses dents !

    From July 1st until September 14th 2019 and from December 21st 2019 until March 28th 2020, let’s discover the anniversary exhibition “ 30 ans et toutes ses dents ! ” in a festive and amusing atmosphere. The history of this place, from its construction in 1932 until the current museum, is unveiled.

    Visitors will have the opportunity to relive memorable moments including current events like the Opinel cycling competition, past exhibitions or Opinel collectors’ fairs.

    The highlight is a presentation of two artists in collaboration with the event. Firstly, Ben Thé, author of the artwork “Le Couteau à dents” featured on the poster and secondly INIS, artist and sculptor, who has contributed to the realisation of an exclusive boxed set of knives to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Opinel Museum.

    An exhibition in many forms awaits you, with reproduced documents and photos from the archives, a film of behind the scenes footage of the museum, but also digital content.

    An activity book to occupy the younger generation is available at the entrance the exhibition. In addition, a creativity area is also provided for their entertainment.


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- This exhibition takes place in the new temporary exhibition gallery in the Opinel Museum.
- From July 1st until September 14th 2019 and from December 21st 2019 until March 28th 2020.
- Opening hours: open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. except Sundays and public holidays.
- In July and August, open 7 days a week.

- Exceptional opening on September 21st and 22nd for the European Heritage Days.
- Opening ceremony and birthday party on July 10th 2019 from 1.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Visit ends 30 minutes before closing
Free entrance – no booking required

SKATE AND CUT Exhibition

From december the 3rd of 2018 until the 30th of March 2019, the Opinel Museum invites you to discover the genesis of the biggest Opinel® sculpture in the world, through the   Skate and Cut  exhibition, which deals about the realization of the skatepark in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne !

The giant knife of concrete and steel emerges from a skatepark equipment that looks like a volcano, and its tip peaks up to 6 meters high. Newly installed, it already attracts a constant stream of visitors.

By an immersion in this great human adventure, brought about this participatory construction, on an unprecedented scale in France, you will discover how the involvement of volunteers and enthusiasts from all areas have enabled this unique place to get off the ground.

Proud to support a local initiative, inspired by our city and the Skate and Create association, the Opinel Museum will reveal you this Savoyard history linked with skateboard. This creative sport is still little publicized, with millions of fans around the world.

This exhibition provides educational activities for children.

The Skate and Cut exhibition takes place in the new temporary exhibition gallery in the Opinel Museum.
Opening hours: open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. except on Sunday and public holiday.
From December, 3, 2018 until March, 30, 2019. Free entrance.

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After its expansion in 2018, the Opinel Museum now offers its visitors a new room specially for temporary exhibitions.
From 25 June to 16 September 2018, the Opinel Series temporary exhibition presents the work of dozens of international artists from the Art By Friends collective all using an original creative medium: the Opinel knife.

After exhibiting many times between 2016 and 2017 in Bayreuth, Montreal, Geneva, Vicenza, Brooklyn, and Annecy, some fifty works will be presented for this last stage at the Opinel Museum in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.
The artists had free rein to express their artistic vision by reinventing the Opinel knife by making changes or adding their artwork to the haft and the blade.
The varying  techniques of painting, collage, sculpture, drawing, stencil and pyrography will surprise an audience of any age.

Opening hours: 9am to 6pm
Free admission