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Musee du Vieux Honfleur

Address: Quai St Etienne, 14602 Honfleur, France
Phone Number: 02 31 89 14 12
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Ranked #11 of 23 things to do in Honfleur
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A nice small museum in an old buidling that gives a real feel to the early living in Honfleur, even a prison!

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London, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Once we had found this Museum, which is located down a very small alley off a road behind the front row of Harbour buildings, we thought it was charming. It is a bit like Dennis Severs house is London, if you know it, in that it has been made to look inside like a traditional property furnished with local furniture... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Set on a picturesque small alley type side street, this old house and former lockup for 2 prisoners contained interesting artifacts. Rooms were completely furnished with many objects of ordinary life for a seaside sailor family - main room, kitchen, bedroom etc. various culinary items and period costumes. Most enjoyable instead of all the trinket shops.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This museum is just off the little harbour of Honfleur. After a couple of visits to Honfleur, we decided we had time to visit this museum on this occasion before moving on. We were not disappointed. One thing you have to remember is that there are two parts to it. The first part is in a very old house a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were in Honfleur for a few hours mid September. As I review the pictures in my IPhone, I remembered thinking as we walked down the cobblestone street, I felt I was on a Hollywood movie set from the production Oliver. Narrow streets embracing this wooden structure with bars on the doors and windows, looking like a jail in a... More 

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Saint Paul, MN
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This museum has two parts: an old, old house full of dusty artifacts of daily life in 19th century Honfleur and a nautical museum in an old, old church right on the quai St-Etienne. The nautical museum is more polished than the daily life collection, but I loved it all. These museums were created by people (mostly local volunteers, I... More 

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This little museum can take well over an hour to explore. The insight into the local culture over time was fascinating.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

An interesting small museum worth the time to visit. In an old building, walking through you can see the old construction used. A part of Hofleur's history as an early fishing port.

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Seattle, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Nicely done and with good explanations. Small and was not crowded. Worth going to for sure.

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Santana De Parnaiba, Brazil
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

it is a place to start a trip through normandy,-- a beautifull small city by the sea, with his small inside harhour, where you can have a wonderfull dinner after a daily journey, visiting normandy , with omaha , utah, and the english and canadian disembarkations beachs. the inside harbour with their collorfull houses is a must. -- it is... More 

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