The Musee du Chateau focuses on the nautical history of St Malo, and has many interesting exhibits of ship-related items from some hundreds of years ago. There are also many model ships and paintings of ships.
The most interesting room is devoted to the Breton cod-fishing industry in the 19th and early 20th century. There are artifacts from the fishing ships as well as photographs of the sailors and explanation of the work the sailors carried out.
It is possible to visit the museum if you don't speak French as you can get an English leaflet at the reception desk, but you will enjoy the visit more if you can read French as there are some very interesting explanations of the exhibits in French within the display cases.
The entry ticket in May 2012 was 6 euros. This is expensive for the size of the museum, but it also gives you entry to the Tour Solidor in St Servan, so if you visit both museums, it works out good value for money.
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