Musée de Normandie, Caen

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Located in the Château de Caen, covers the history of the region--from the early cave dwellers to the Vikings to the 20th century. You can examine 80,000 objects that trace the physical and cultural evolution of Normandy. Items include weapons, jewelry, and objects of daily life that are in context, as well as the masterpieces of blacksmiths, potters, and candle makers. The museum opened in 1963, and in 1970 it merged with the local museum of fine arts, increasing its collections. In addition to the archeological and anthropological exhibits, it also houses permanent and temporary art shows. Plan to visit Musée de Normandie and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Caen attractions using our Caen sightseeing planner .
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  • It is a Museum in an exceptional setting, in the castle of Caen. The collections are rich, I did not expect so many objects and testimonies of the past. However we quickly pick up, the thread is pretty fuzzy. We jump of an era to another and too full of cartels and posters to read do you get tired of reading. This is unfortunate because the story of Normandy is exciting!
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  • Small museum in a beautiful building and the beautiful setting of the castle of Caen.L' history of Normandy is retracee from the Neolithic period until the last century through everyday objects. Very interesting and suitable to children who don't get tired not because the tour is not too long. Staff is very friendly.
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  • Very living museum, I love! A magnificent Norman items, an ideal atmosphere (beautiful home)
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  • Normally I don't visit on site museums but I decided to visit this one and was not disappointed . There was lots to see and also much more than simple art. Lots to discover about the history of Normandy and William the Conqueror in particular.
  • Small but nice museum. But for some reason folklore musea aren't really my thing.
  • A good quality, brief explanation of the history of the region back to prehistoric times.
  • Beautiful Museum, the collections well implemented value, and above all the particularly neat temporary expos! Nice setting in the castle of Caen
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  • Excellent museum about the history of Normandy, this museum passionnera big and small. From prehistory to nowadays, travel back in time and discover the history of Normandy and its inhabitants. Many archaeological finds very interesting to visit again!
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