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Musee Secq des Tournelles

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Out of the ordinary

Rouen is my hometown, but I never bothered to check the local museums. Had I continued on this... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Stella P
Rouen, France
Quirky Museum of Wrought Iron

This museum is near the Musee de Beaux-Arts, in an old church. They cleverly created a second... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Susan M
Austin, Texas
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2 rue Jacques Villon, 76000, Rouen, France
+33 2 35 71 28 40
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 19, 2010

This compact museum, housed in one of Rouen’s many dilapidated former churches, proved to be much more interesting than we had expected. Billed as a museum of “wrought ironwork” we decided to visit it near the end of a holiday that had seen us Cathedral-ed...More

7  Thank macroKenley
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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...More

1  Thank TC_Tucker14
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Rouen is my hometown, but I never bothered to check the local museums. Had I continued on this path, I would have missed this hidden gem. The museum is inside of a church, that alone is worth the visit. To top it off, the items...More

3  Thank Stella P
Reviewed July 10, 2018

This museum is near the Musee de Beaux-Arts, in an old church. They cleverly created a second story with views over the nave, so the visitor gets a great view of the hanging ironwork signs. The entry fee is modest, but the medieval locks, signs...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This may sound boring but in fact was fascinating as it entailed a lot of social history, like the coffee mills being used at first for spices as well. Loved the haazelnut crackers! The building is also worth viewing for itself as it is a...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed May 17, 2018

This old 16th century church houses a huge display of pre industrial wrought iron items. There are numerous items from all walks of life including fancy lights, household tools, mefical tools, almost anything ever made from wrought iron is here. It takes about 20 to...More

1  Thank Robyn-and-Rob
Reviewed May 17, 2018

We stumbled on this by accident and it was closing in 30 minutes so we whizzed round but it was an amazing collection of ironware. I particularly liked the old shop signs and intricate locks and keys.

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

This museum is unique in its focus on a huge variety of man made objects made of metal: weapons, tools, jewelry, snuff boxes, signs, railings, and many other items. It is situated in a beautiful former church. It is free to enter and is only...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

What a fantastic place, not just locks and keys but absoultly anything that can be made from wrought iron. The locks are truly inticate, they must have taken an age to make and cost a fortune. The only downside is the resticted visiting times and...More

Thank marilynstanley42
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

The city of Rouen offers several free of charge good museums for the interested. This is one of them. Among the objects I liked the most were some huge old keys and locks, and some totally crazy “medical” tools...

1  Thank Amirhir
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

Like a few other travellers we stumbled upon this unique museum while meandering around the streets of old Rouen. Set out in an old (very) church. A great collection of pre industrial age iron goods of all sorts. Balustrades, decorative masks, jewellery, tools, weaponry, keys,...More

1  Thank shintaro1
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

This collection of ironwork must be unique in the world. from keys to balconies, daggers and lockers it is there. for disabled only ground floor is visiting but that’s even worth wild

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