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Musee Secq des Tournelles

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Address: 2, Rue Jacques Villon, 76000 Rouen, France
Phone Number: 33 2 35 71 28 40
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2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Gem of a museum

We had read and were told by a friend that this was not to be missed when in Rouen. We only had a few hours and when we arrived the museum was closed until two. We were to leave... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Oyster Bay Cove
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had read and were told by a friend that this was not to be missed when in Rouen. We only had a few hours and when we arrived the museum was closed until two. We were to leave at three but an hour was enough time to enjoy this delightful informative museum. It is housed in a deconsecrated church... More 

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Greater London
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

This part of the Museum, which is housed in a converted church, offers an amazing collection of practical everyday items that one simply can't help but Marvel over the intricacy of craftsmanship which has gone into their design and manufacture. there really is something for everyone including locks, keys, medical instruments, cutlery, ironmongery, household tools, hair brushes and combs, furniture,... More 

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New York NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a fantastic place, especially since it rather takes you by surprise. It is a collection of wrought iron pieces -- door knockers, grillwork, keys, hinges, tools, kitchen utensils, signs, and dozens of other objects -- many from medieval times. Many of them are as beautiful as they were functional, and all are distinctive. It is a nice change... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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208 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a wrought iron museum that occupies an old church. There are all kinds of iron items inside here from keys and padlock, to wall coverings, spiral staircase rail, a bed, lamps, tools, and more. I was very impressed with this collection and I would not hesitate to visit again. Very interesting, takes about an 1 to 1.5 hours.... More 

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Paris, France
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Fascinating collection of ironwork, beautifully displayed in an old church. It is impressive how attractive the pieces are and how well the three dimensional aspects are used to full advantage

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Mertztown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Stumbled on it almost by accident, but was helped by a favorable review in a tour guide. Then proceeded to be totally entertained by the amount of stuff and the amazing detail covering centuries of wrought iron work. I guarantee that you'll find the place extremely interesting. The setting in an old church is pretty neat too.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This museum is a gem, and was almost empty when we went around. It includes eras from a Viking key and Gallo-roman implements, to tons of later centuries - really wrought art and design for many parts of life. From the wonderul design and craftsmanship to the horrifying historical artifacts (the medical tools, for example), it was an easy, fascinating... More 

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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Visited here on a cold rainy august afternoon, what a surprise! Both I and my wife found this place mesmerising. The exhibits are well displayed and the setting is perfect. I’m a welder and found the range of items amazing. There's a huge selection of both practical and decorative works, and a good insight into the role that early Blacksmithing... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This can be combined on one ticket with the Musee des Arts and the Ceramics. It is in an interesting former church and filled with the most extraordinary pieces of ironmongery from across the centuries. A good way to speng half and hour.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was researched by our France travel companions before arriving in Europe as my husband is an amateur blacksmith. It is quite tucked away in a little side street but not hard to find in an old 15th century? church and absolutely fascinating even for those not practicing the craft. We couldn't believe some of the items that were forged!... More 

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