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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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This museum deals with the minutae of once public iron (metal) work. It is housed in a former Medieval church . When you walk in you are treated to what seems at first glance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum deals with the minutae of once public iron (metal) work. It is housed in a former Medieval church . When you walk in you are treated to what seems at first glance like a ecclesiastic meat locker with all the meat hooks empty. Then, upon closer inspection, you realize that the meat hooks are all signage from the... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dived in out of the rain but would recommend going to whatever the weather if in Rouen. A rather eclectic mix of instruments of all types over two floors and totally amazing. Free to visit.

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Thank NickyPuss
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect but this was great! Museum housed in old beautiful church. There are all sorts of iron works, from staircase, to signs, keys, intricate locks, and medical equipment. Well worth your time. Older children would be interested too!

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Thank Patricia D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a unique museum that is worth a quick walk through. It is housed in a church and is 2 stories. There is something for everyone. A fancy lock that triggered the little pistol to shoot the person opening the lock grabbed my fancy. There are all kinds of signs, tools, medical and dental instruments, armor, etc etc. And free!!!

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Thank Robert L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

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 August 1, 2016

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 July 28, 2016

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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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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