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Estran Cite de la Mer

37, rue Asile Thomas, 76200 Dieppe, France
+33 (0)2 35 06 93 20
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Dieppe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: You will discover the maritime activity of the fishing ports on this side of the Channel through :- the evolution of shipbuilding and embarked... more » Owner description: You will discover the maritime activity of the fishing ports on this side of the Channel through :- the evolution of shipbuilding and embarked technology- the fishing techniques aboard doris or trawlers, and the story of a fish from the ocean to the fishmonger- the originality of the geological identity of our cliffs- our aquariums in which you will at leisure admire the different species living in the Channel. « less
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

There are several sections to this museum (adult entrance €7), the enginering side of boats/boat making, models of Dieppe, lots of information on the fishing industry in Dieppe - with a little film, a display showing the rubbish collected from the beach/local sea area (quite eye opening) and some tanks with local sea life. We were in there for over... More

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Gisors, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Overall I was impressed with the quality of this museum for its size. Exhibits on boats, fishing, and nature of the region are well designed. Personnel are welcoming, price is reasonable. The aquariums are very enjoyable and impressive if you go in with the right expectations: these are not massive top-notch displays (ie: don't expect to see sharks), but rather... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Lots of ship/boatbuilding info and interesting to me as an engineer. The exhibit showing the junk thrown into the sea should be made compulsory viewing for everyone! The aquarium is small and slightly disappointing, but the place is worth the admission (€7) and this gives a discount off entry to the chateau.

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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A very good little aquarium and museum thingy. Good boating/ship exhibits with plenty of information. I can't remember if the info is in French or English or both. I love the fish! Some of them pop their noses out of the water as you go up to the tank. Fantastic! Great for the children, I would have thought.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011 via mobile

We passed on the D-Day museum and sent to this one instead. The person whom we paid was extremely helpful. Most everything was labeled in French but the museum did have a booklet describing the exhibits in English. It ended with a visit to aquriums, which we enjoyed. The town of Dieppe was a pleasant surprise--almost as nice as Honfleur--but... More

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