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Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine

Address: 51 rue Lecat, 76000 Rouen, France
Phone Number: 02 35 15 59 95
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Ranked #21 of 54 things to do in Rouen
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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.

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Brisbane, Australia
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271 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 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.

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Haifa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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...

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Bournemouth UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 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 

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Houston, texas, USA
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226 reviews 226 reviews
41 attraction reviews
12,017 helpful votes 12,017 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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This lovely little museum is a bit off the beaten track in Rouen but well worth a visit. It's in the former home of author Gustave Flaubert's father, who was a surgeon. In it are displays of medical materials & instruments, books, the room in which Gustave was born, the first life-size obstetric practice mannequin invented by pioneering 18th c.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I'm a big Flaubert fan--I went to Rouen to see where he came from--but the museum wasn't quite what I expected. It was very informative in terms of the development of medicine in France during the 19th C., but it wasn't quite what I had hoped as far as Gustave is concerned. If you go to the house and sit... More 

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az
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211 reviews 211 reviews
51 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

If you are interested in the history of medicine, this museum is a gem. Small, but loaded with information. we used the Englsh audioguide which added alot of important information and history.

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Bristol
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Interesting to those familiar with the writer, Gustave Flaubert, and also to those with an interest in medical history with some fascinating (and sometimes scary!) exhibits.

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Santa Monica, California
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17 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Amazing exhibits of old medical devices, beautiful herbal porcelain jars, amazing to walk through the historic Flaubert home, and charming herb garden. A manageable walk from center of Rouen, don't be misled my the map. It is a pleasant stroll.

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