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Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine

51 rue de Lecat, 76000, Rouen, France
+33 2 35 15 59 95
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Go if you are interested in medicine and have an hour to kill

Maybe the unenthusiastic attendant should have been an indicator. This small museum, in Gustave... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Minnetonka, Minnesota
Only museum I have ever regretted going to in all of France

Who has not heard of Madame Bovary? I went seeking more about the novelist and his character... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
Louisville, Kentucky
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51 rue de Lecat, 76000, Rouen, France
+33 2 35 15 59 95
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Reviewed 6 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

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

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

1  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.

1  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

5  Thank worbillyuk
Reviewed 3 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.

1  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

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

1  Thank karen m
Reviewed 22 September 2015

The first part of the visit is flaubert's old house and some of the old medical equipment... It also has 4 mummys and the skeletton of foetuses ! The second part of the museum is mainly focused on children, giving birth (with fabric dolls re-enacting...More

1  Thank Stella P
Reviewed 11 September 2015

This strange little museum is less about Flaubert and more about the medical curios of or related to his surgeon father's career. You may be startled by some of the exhibits but the real pleasure is in the jumble and juxtapositions. For example, on the...More

1  Thank TGP44
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