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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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You will be surprised! Very interesting.

This museum has been founded in the beginning of the 20th century and is a very interesting museum just behind the Musée des Beaux Arts. You will discover old ironwork, from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jörg B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has been founded in the beginning of the 20th century and is a very interesting museum just behind the Musée des Beaux Arts. You will discover old ironwork, from medical instruments to keys, signs and doors and many, many other interesting things.

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Thank Jörg B
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently, my wife and I have been developing quite a fascination for wrought and cast iron in all its forms (gates and balconies especially). So we find the collection at Musee Le Secq des Tournelles endlessly fascinating. We visited it twice during our time in Rouen, and if I were going to Rouen tomorrow, I would put it at the... More 

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Thank Charming_Karl
France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting ironwork museum. Well worth a visit. What you can do with fire and iron (a lot). Children love it because of the various contraptions (locks which trap or shoot at unwary robbers among other curiosities). A good rainy day activity.

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Thank FrederickWentworth
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across this museum on a day-trip to Rouen. What a find! It has a wealth of beautiful everyday objects, many dating from the fifteenth or sixteenth centuries. They give a very original insight into life in ages gone by.

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Thank Victoria M
Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This museum is dedicated to the arts of iron. I explored the exposition and wondered about imagination and creativity of medieval masters. It is sad that nowadays all modern things are identical and no one can be amazed.

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Thank Dalmik
Portland, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Fabulous exhibition of art, technology and industry in iron. A quick look at the website will show all. Perhaps a pity that the word iron (F fer) isn't in the title as that would attract so much more attention.

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Thank Ivor H
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

What a great surprise to find this wonderful museum. It's just behind the Museum de Beaux Arts and is well worth the visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Located in a now defunct old gothic period church this collection is a true sensation. Much superior to the more well known Musée des Beaux Arts. From Roman era through medieval periods to late 19th century pieces several unusual objects are on display, among them medical instruments, geographic tools, jewellery, weapons, etc. Opens at 2 pm (Tuesdays closed), it's free.

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Thank Peter H
Rouen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

The ancient art and craftsmanship in the world of iron fills this former church. The light is captivating. The huge and tiny works of iron, gates, signs, intricate locks on great chests as well as tools for medicine, dentistry, cooking, hunting.........

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Thank Mary-Springs C
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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.

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