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Musee de Normandie

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Interesting museum with archaeological and local crafts

The museum shows artefacts from over a period of a few thousand years, with some of the earliest... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2019
Ghent, Belgium
A step back to the dawn of time.

A really interesting museum of life in Normandie from pre-historic times up to the present... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Jane P
Mortain, France
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Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 30 47 60
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Reviewed August 2, 2019

The museum shows artefacts from over a period of a few thousand years, with some of the earliest arrow heads, bronze helmet and other archaeological finds, including a mammouth tooth. A section is also dedicated to the local craft of a more recent past, with...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

A really interesting museum of life in Normandie from pre-historic times up to the present. Particularly impressive is the collection of handmade lace and the little snippets of history surrounding wedding culture traditions in the area.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

The museum covers the history of the Normandy area from prehistoric times up to the time when it was mainly farmland. There were good English translations throughout. However, much of the history of this early period is common between our two countries so was already...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Telling the story of Normandy from pre-historic times through to the modern day, there are some magnificent displays in here, and enhances a visit to the Chateau wonderfully

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Not very stimulating unless you are in to early Normandy archaeology. Some good exhibits but as it is not very expensive is just about worth it.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank M3528IMmarkd
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

A very interesting museum, particularly as it depicts some of the ancient/classical life in what is now Normandy! There seems to be a bit of a jump of a millennium as you go upstairs, but the social history is just as important. Worth a visit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This museum goes hand in hand with the visit to the cemeteries along the Normandy Beaches. Make a day of this and don't miss out on the experience while you're here.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

Excellent museum , full of artifacts and some explanations were in english too. Very well laid out and quite large. You also get an extra exhibition to visit in another building, which changes throughout the year. All this for 5.50 euros.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

If your WWII buff or you just want to see a great city then this is it. Locals are very friendly even to Americans. Food is great

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Joel c
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

So very happy that we took the time to visit this extremely well-researched and well-appointed museum of the D-Day landing at Normandy. Exhibits were of the highest order and our guide was a very well spoken young French woman who gave us a superb account...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Janet S
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Carol P
November 21, 2016|
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Response from joyceava | Reviewed this property |
From 03/11/2016 to 31/12/2016: 9:30 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays, except 19/12 and 26/12) On 24/12 and 31/12, the museum closes at 5 pm. Closed on December 25th.
ann l
December 1, 2015|
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Response from grogers103 | Reviewed this property |
Normally 9:30 till 18-19:30 depending on the month. Check the website