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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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If it's made of iron, it's in this converted church

Iron ... everything in this converted church (which is only a block from the Fine Arts Museum), is made of iron. Tiny tools, huge iron works, all down through the ages... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Iron ... everything in this converted church (which is only a block from the Fine Arts Museum), is made of iron. Tiny tools, huge iron works, all down through the ages. Absolutely fascienating.

Thank JBelmo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I was on my way to the Rouen Art Gallery when I passed this really old church. I had a good look around and took a photo or two - for it was closed. However on my way back to my surprise it was opened and was a museum to the old blacksmith's shop - with a balcony upstairs all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Superb collection of wrought, gilt, silvered and cast iron, housed in 15th century Gothic church

Thank grenierl2015
Chesterland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This museum is a blast. The Museum of Iron Works is housed in a former Gothic church behind the Musee des Beaux-Arts about halfway between the center of town and the train station. The sign outside (made of metal, of course) is in French (“Musee de la Tournelles”), named after the primary donor of the objects inside. An alternative title... More 

1 Thank ElaineAndGreg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

There is an amazing variety of things to see here, almost too much. Keys and locks abound dating back many centuries. My wife thought that a massive heavy chopping device was for docking horses' tails - I didn't enlighten her though it was to do with our equine friends. A bargain visit at €3 BUT why oh why was there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If it can be made of iron, and is smaller than a car, you'll find it in this converted church just down the street from the Museum of Fine Arts. Most of it is ancient and understandably specialized (e.g., ancient corkscrews, surgical instruments, locks, pistols, gates etc. elegantly displayed). Your ticket is good also at the Fine Arts Museum and... More 

Thank JBelmo
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is for people who have extra time after covering the more well known sites. It has an unusual collection consisting of a wide assortment of cast iron objects from door knockers to medical instruments. A little on the oddball side but worth a look if you've got 30 - 60 minutes to spare.

Thank Carcajou301
Oyster Bay Cove
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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 

2 Thank Altina V
Greater London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 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 

1 Thank Bloodwags
New York NY
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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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