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Museum of Ironwork in Le Secq des Tournelles, visit

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Practical Information

Date :
From Wednesday, December 4 2013 to Tuesday, December 31 2019

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Decorative arts

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Full price : 3 €
- Reduced price : 2 €
- Up to 26 years : Free
- Unemployed : Free
- Familly rate : 2 €

Closed on 1 January, 13 April, 1 May, 8 May, 1 June, 21 May, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December

Address :
Le Secq-des-Tournelles Museum
2, rue Jacques-Villon Accès handicapés : rue Deshays
76000, Rouen

FRANCE

Phone Number :
02 35 88 42 92

02 35 15 43 23

Website :
http://www.rouen-musees.com

Mood : To learn

Additional Information
No admission after 5.30 p.m.

For further information, visit the website of the Museums of Rouen
Or send an email.

Ground floor accessible to persons of reduced mobility (entrance on Rue Deshays)

Partially closed until 31 March 2012 (see opening times)

Description

Unrivalled in Europe.

Since 1921, the church of Saint-Laurent which dates from the 15th and 16th century has housed a collection of wrought ironwork that remains a reference of its kind in Europe.
Its donor Henri Le Secq des Tournelles made over to the city of Rouen the first methodical collection of ironwork, begun in 1862 by his father Jean-Louis Le Secq des Tournelles (1818-1882).

The latter, a member of the Mission Héliographique ordained by Prosper Mérimée to take photographs of outstanding monuments on behalf of the French Historical Monuments department, was at both a practical, hands-on man, and a painter and art-lover. His was the original idea of taking an interest in hitherto overlooked objects: he began acquiring, from demolition sites as well as on the art market, every article of outstanding ironwork that he could find, with the exception of arms and armour, which others were already collecting.

Practical Information

Date :
From Wednesday, December 4 2013 to Tuesday, December 31 2019

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Decorative arts

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Full price : 3 €
- Reduced price : 2 €
- Up to 26 years : Free
- Unemployed : Free
- Familly rate : 2 €

Closed on 1 January, 13 April, 1 May, 8 May, 1 June, 21 May, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December

Address :
Le Secq-des-Tournelles Museum
2, rue Jacques-Villon Accès handicapés : rue Deshays
76000, Rouen

FRANCE

Phone Number :
02 35 88 42 92
02 35 15 43 23

Website :
http://www.rouen-musees.com

Mood : To learn