Musée Maison de l'Armateur, Le Havre

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  • Restored period House, has visit. More one-off exhibitions to discover every time different subjects. Not to be missed
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  • Nice place to visit. It's too bad that certain smells go back during the visit. Friendly staff
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  • A survivor of the bombing and saves building allows us to understand the life of a family of shipowners of le Havre. A shaft of light to light the rooms at the back, distributed in a ring around the opening. All exterior windows are turned to the port, where life swarmed on the docks. You do not know the Harbour? Go ahead! the maritime past post-war modernism, the sea is present everywhere: platforms, pools, docks, bridges... And the sea which made live its inhabitants! A city full of contrasts, endearing.
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  • Decent museum. We were given an English guide to read on most of the artifacts. They are not in the order they are presented in the rooms so it can be hard to find them in the book. Truthfully, they’re not that interesting anyway. I don’t believe any of them are original. The only reason I’d go to the museum is to see the architecture. It’s a very unique polygonal design with a large central open air skylight flooding all of the floors in light from within. The room layouts on the floors make it easy to understand that the family that built this house was wealthy and influential in Le Havre. If you’re interested in architecture, I’d recommend this museum. Otherwise it may be slightly frustrating to gain any insight into daily life of the inhabitants and the artifacts aren’t overly interesting.
  • I didn't expect so much here, but I found amazingly well preserved rooms with fancy decorations and paintings from 18th and 19th centuries. This is one of those local museums in France where we are reminded that France has kept rich cultural heritage even after the devastation of the war here.
  • Beautiful inside. You gotta see the "indoor lighthouse" if you love architecture. Great maps of old Le Havre. Not as blocked off as other museums.
  • Exciting tour of a little architectural jewel: the entire House is organized around an octagonal central shaft. Note to parents: a small corner "children" with costumes allowing visitors to have fun.
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  • The Allied bombs were spared this witness of le Havre in front. .... Its restoration is useful for memory. Not to be missed
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