Parc des Chantiers
Bâtisseurs de navires
Ateliers et chantiers de Nantes (Shipyards)

This building – the relic of a time when shipyard sirens would blare day and night – used to house this site’s management offices, and is now home to the Maison des Hommes et des Techniques (MHT), among other associations, hosting permanent and temporary exhibitions.

The show,  Bâtisseurs de navires (“Shipbuilders”), retraces two thousand years of a history that has deeply marked the region. Everything from major technical evolutions, to naval professions, to working conditions and union struggles is explored. This exhibition also talks about the river, the port, the ferry bridge, and the major mutations of Île de Nantes. Tools, scale models, films, and sound effects, all recreate a very unique universe: that of the shipyards and its workers.