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Normandy Museum (Musee de Normandie)

Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 30 47 60
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Beautiful and heart-breaking at the same time

An impressive collection on a historic site, but what really sets the museum apart is its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
edhui5
Free on first Sunday of the month

A fairly typical and wide ranging local museum. Given the Norsemen's links to Normandy, I would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hornado
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Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An impressive collection on a historic site, but what really sets the museum apart is its narrative. The Normandy Museum honors the significance of the Normandy landings without glorifying them. It paints a nuanced and well-balanced picture and doesn't fail to shed light on sensitive...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fairly typical and wide ranging local museum. Given the Norsemen's links to Normandy, I would have hoped for more detail on this period. However, I believe a temporary exhibition on this is about to start in the nearby Salles des Ramparts. As we were...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Everything concerning the province Normandy. from findings in history to cider, clothing and industry. In good and well provided showcases over two storey. sadly there is not much explanation in English. disabled access

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Learned so much from the well done exhibits and audio guides. A must before visiting the landing beaches. Beautiful building. Very helpful staff.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Musee de Normandie is a great place to get acquainted with the history of Normandy in about an hour. The Paleolithic, Gallic, and Roman sections are especially strong.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

It had been ten years since I first visited this museum and I was impressed then and more impressed on the most recent visit. There have been changes and additions that add value. The entrance fee was only €3,50. I appreciated the information on the...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We ordered the warm goat cheese salad, the local cheese selection plate, and ham with mashed potatoes and gravy. Exceptionally good.

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Well worth the couple of hours it will take to go through the museum detailing different periods. Housed in modern but old building, it is not large but have interesting exhibits from the different ages. If you have the time, as the museum is not...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2017

The museum is located in William the Conqueror's old digs and there are several sites to see within the walled complex. Inside, you'll find the contents of a knight's grave that they unearthed when excavating the complex, and historical objects from pottery to clothing to...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This museum is not big but has pretty good exhibits showcasing the history of Normandy. Definitely worth visiting if time permits.

1  Thank JustLoveToFly
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Carol P
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Response from joyceava | Reviewed this property |
From 03/11/2016 to 31/12/2016: 9:30 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays, except 19/12 and 26/12) On 24/12 and 31/12, the museum closes at 5 pm. Closed on December 25th.
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1 December 2015|
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Response from grogers103 | Reviewed this property |
Normally 9:30 till 18-19:30 depending on the month. Check the website
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