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Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine

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Address: 51 rue de Lecat, 76000, Rouen, France
Phone Number: 02 35 15 59 95
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Fascinating, so much to see

Very interesting. My wife adored it, took loads of photos. The section on pregnancy and child birth was especially interesting (she is currently 33 weeks pregnant, 27 at the time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2016
duncanajcampbell
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. My wife adored it, took loads of photos. The section on pregnancy and child birth was especially interesting (she is currently 33 weeks pregnant, 27 at the time) and we will certainly return for another visit someday.

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england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is the best museum in the city but not for those who are faint hearted or chilled by presentations of death and hideous operations Packed with dreadful instruments , ghoulish mummies and stomach churning description of operations you will either run off or stare I went because of an interest in Flaubert and left astonished at his genius. I... More 

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Rouen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The home of the Dr Flaubert. Treasures for Flaubert lovers. Even Loulou the parrot! Just outside of the historic pedestrian zone not far from the Joan of Arc church.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

As a medical practitioner I found the medical museum aspect quite interesting from a history of medicine perspective, but it's not for kids - too graphic and grotesque at times. You'll see some medical oddities not seen elsewhere, except at the old time carnival. The Flaubert aspect was informative and the small garden was pleasant. Very little in English however.

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Thank David B L
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Don't let my heading put you off. It's worth a visit. But the medical part is quite graphic. Very little English so take a guide or perhaps they have an Audi system. Lovely gardens too

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Rouen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The first part of the visit is flaubert's old house and some of the old medical equipment... It also has 4 mummys and the skeletton of foetuses ! The second part of the museum is mainly focused on children, giving birth (with fabric dolls re-enacting a live birth) and some dentist equipment in the back. The garden is also nice.... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This strange little museum is less about Flaubert and more about the medical curios of or related to his surgeon father's career. You may be startled by some of the exhibits but the real pleasure is in the jumble and juxtapositions. For example, on the first floor there was an inexplicable display about the Canadian Dionne quintuplets. Spent a very... More 

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Rainy day in Rouen? Look no further than this small and completely crazy museum. The justification for the place is that it was Flaubert's birthplace (his father was a leading surgeon in Rouen and lived here). Its main value is not the Flaubert connection but the eclectic group of medical artefacts. If you have always wondered what a penis looks... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were looking for the 1WW field hospital and this museum was the closest. There are many curios to see for early medical procedures which were very interesting. The writer, Gustave Flaubert was born at the house attached to the hospital as his father was the chief surgeon. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Debrahis
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This museum is small but very interesting. It would not be for everybody and at time will make your blood run cold seeing some of the old instruments. Nevertheless, it is worth the visit and full of medical dental as well as literature history with Gustave Flaubert best known for his 'scandalous' novel Madame Bovary having been raised here.

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