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. Put Musée de Normandie on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Caen itinerary maker.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Museum that I really appreciate, that both permanent exhibitions are quality and the animation program is rich and suitable for all ages. To discover or rediscover!
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  • August 14, 2017
    very interesting exhibition well presented, well documented clear presentation texts many art objects, paintings, old photographs see at the Museum of fine arts a proximity, photographs of Maxime du Camp, complementary to this exhibition
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  • August 10, 2017
    Very interesting exhibition of historic object bound to Normandy. Expect between 30 minutes and 1 hour to make the tour of the Museum.
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  • July 10, 2017
    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.
  • July 24, 2017
    Small but nice museum. But for some reason folklore musea aren't really my thing.
  • January 4, 2014
    A good quality, brief explanation of the history of the region back to prehistoric times.
  • August 19, 2017
    Very interesting and complete Museum on Norman history and the city of Caen. Workshops, tours and activities books for children are offered. Temporary exhibitions are very well made and varied.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Very interesting exhibition of historic object bound to Normandy. Expect between 30 minutes and 1 hour to make the tour of the Museum.
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