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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
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Vilnius, Lithuania
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Dalmik
Portland, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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.

Thank ORGMemphis_Tennessee
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

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.........

Thank Mary-Springs C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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 296 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

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Chesterland, Ohio
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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 

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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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