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Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine

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Small but interesting

Hidden away to the left of the grand entrance of the Préfecture which has replaced the former... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Rouen, France
Fascinating, so much to see

Very interesting. My wife adored it, took loads of photos. The section on pregnancy and child birth... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
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4 Aug 2018
“Inexpensive and Pretty Small”
17 May 2018
“Like it or loathe it”
Musée à double vocation médicale et littéraire atypique et original. Gustave Flaubert est né le 12 décembre 1821 dans cette belle maison du XVIIIe siècle, logement de fonction de son père chirurgien-chef de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Rouen. 11 salles sont à...more
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51 rue de Lecat, 76000, Rouen, France
+33 2 35 15 59 95
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Museum is a bit unusual. Everything is in French, so I didn't get a lot out of it. Eclectic collection of artifacts. All self guided. Not a very big museum. We were definitely there less than an hour.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank COBlueSky
Flaubert et d'H... M, Responsable du musée at Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thanks for your visit despite you didn't really enjoy.

Reviewed 17 May 2018

I found it quite gruesome (the medical experiments and hospital atmosphere) but my partner loved all that, so horses for courses.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Maybe the unenthusiastic attendant should have been an indicator. This small museum, in Gustave Flaubert's boyhood home, also housed his father's medical practice. The collection is eclectic but at times a puzzling mix of medical oddities, art, pharmaceutical containers and books. It was very interesting...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank SWSal
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Who has not heard of Madame Bovary? I went seeking more about the novelist and his character. Found his birth bed. The museum was more about antiquated medical fads, mummies and ideas about pregnancy in hospital life in 1910. More about his father than about...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Lovethesea51
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Hidden away to the left of the grand entrance of the Préfecture which has replaced the former general hospital (the last major civil building erected before the Revolution). Interesting on three accounts: this is where Flaubert's father and Flaubert himself lived ; this is where...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank FrederickWentworth
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. My wife adored it, took loads of photos. The section on pregnancy and child birth was especially interesting (she is currently 33 weeks pregnant, 27 at the time) and we will certainly return for another visit someday.

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank duncanajcampbell
Reviewed 6 December 2015

This is the best museum in the city but not for those who are faint hearted or chilled by presentations of death and hideous operations Packed with dreadful instruments , ghoulish mummies and stomach churning description of operations you will either run off or stare...More

Date of experience: October 2015
5  Thank worbillyuk
Reviewed 2 December 2015

The home of the Dr Flaubert. Treasures for Flaubert lovers. Even Loulou the parrot! Just outside of the historic pedestrian zone not far from the Joan of Arc church.

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Mary-Springs C
Reviewed 16 October 2015

As a medical practitioner I found the medical museum aspect quite interesting from a history of medicine perspective, but it's not for kids - too graphic and grotesque at times. You'll see some medical oddities not seen elsewhere, except at the old time carnival. The...More

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank David B L
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Don't let my heading put you off. It's worth a visit. But the medical part is quite graphic. Very little English so take a guide or perhaps they have an Audi system. Lovely gardens too

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank karenm642
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