France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Musée de Normandie, Caen, France
This small museum provides a look at daily life in the Normandy region, from prehistoric times to the Industrial Revolution.




On the grounds of the Château de Caen, and housed in the Governor's Lodge, the Musée de Normandie (Museum of Normandy) has a permanent collection that starts with Normandy's prehistory and moves to the Romans and on to the various migrations—Saxons, Vikings, and more—and the growth of Christianity.

Exhibits also include Norman agriculture, including the importance of the apple and cider; arts and crafts, including pottery, woodworking, and metal; clothing and textiles; and folk customs.

The museum also presents special exhibitions on related topics. For examplem one coinciding with Normandy's 1100th birthday was called Viking Russia, towards another Normandy? Exhibitions are held in the Ramparts Room, near the north end of the Château.

There are activities for children and families, as well as adult programs and workshops.

While you're in the Château, you might also want to take a look at the Beaux-Arts Museum, which is also on the grounds.

Musée de Normandie
Château de Caen
14000 Caen, France
+33 (0)2 31 30 47 60

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Musée de Normandie, Caen, France

Above, the Musée de Normandie.

Below, replica of a Quarrier's Winch, built as part of a museum exhibition on Caen stone.


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