We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 51 rue Lecat, 76000, Rouen, France
Phone Number: 02 35 15 59 95
Improve this listing
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 52 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
  • 26
    Very good
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
Interesting, but Strange ....

As a medical practitioner I found the medical museum aspect quite interesting from a history of medicine perspective, but it's not for kids - too graphic and grotesque at times... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
David B L
Los Angeles, California
Add Photo Write a Review

52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
1,587 reviews
1,008 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

As a medical practitioner I found the medical museum aspect quite interesting from a history of medicine perspective, but it's not for kids - too graphic and grotesque at times. You'll see some medical oddities not seen elsewhere, except at the old time carnival. The Flaubert aspect was informative and the small garden was pleasant. Very little in English however.

Thank David B L
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
431 reviews
258 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Don't let my heading put you off. It's worth a visit. But the medical part is quite graphic. Very little English so take a guide or perhaps they have an Audi system. Lovely gardens too

Thank karen m
Rouen, France
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The first part of the visit is flaubert's old house and some of the old medical equipment... It also has 4 mummys and the skeletton of foetuses ! The second part of the museum is mainly focused on children, giving birth (with fabric dolls re-enacting a live birth) and some dentist equipment in the back. The garden is also nice.... More 

Thank Stella P
Newton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This strange little museum is less about Flaubert and more about the medical curios of or related to his surgeon father's career. You may be startled by some of the exhibits but the real pleasure is in the jumble and juxtapositions. For example, on the first floor there was an inexplicable display about the Canadian Dionne quintuplets. Spent a very... More 

Thank TGP44
Ware, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Rainy day in Rouen? Look no further than this small and completely crazy museum. The justification for the place is that it was Flaubert's birthplace (his father was a leading surgeon in Rouen and lived here). Its main value is not the Flaubert connection but the eclectic group of medical artefacts. If you have always wondered what a penis looks... More 

Thank DavidP26
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were looking for the 1WW field hospital and this museum was the closest. There are many curios to see for early medical procedures which were very interesting. The writer, Gustave Flaubert was born at the house attached to the hospital as his father was the chief surgeon. Well worth a visit.

Thank Debrahis
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
601 reviews
370 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This museum is small but very interesting. It would not be for everybody and at time will make your blood run cold seeing some of the old instruments. Nevertheless, it is worth the visit and full of medical dental as well as literature history with Gustave Flaubert best known for his 'scandalous' novel Madame Bovary having been raised here.

Thank Bruce H
Level Contributor
25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The museum has a nice collection of history of the obstetrics and dental medicine. Also, it was interesting to learn about Flaubert and his life via fascinating old photos and private items presented in this museum. Recommended for small and private museums lovers...

Thank R1NA
Bournemouth UK
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The birthplace of Gustave Flaubert is a must for lovers of French literature. However many people might find the medical history section quite macabre. There are many fascinating objects, including a bed built for six patients. There are medical instruments used for horrific procedures, and a stretched-out mummified foetus. A heart-rending display tells the sad story of thousands of babies... More 

1 Thank Francophile004
Houston, texas, USA
Level Contributor
225 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

If you are really interested in Flaubert you may be a bit disappointed as most of the exhibit has to do with medical practices at the time he lived in the house as a child. If your interested in medical history then this is the place for you.

3 Thank jsthouston

Travelers who viewed Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine also viewed


Been to Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?