The Musée d’Ethnographie is housed in a sixteenth-century half-timbered house in Honfleur. The Vicomté de Roncheville prison used to be located in this building. Today it houses a museum about some of the history of Normandy. View twelve rooms in which old Norman interiors have been recreated. See, among other things, a shop, a girls’ room, a sailor’s room and a weaver’s room. The prison can also be viewed. The collection consists of costumes, headdresses, furniture, pottery and other objects that have been collected together over more than a century.
A rich history
As soon as you arrive at the Ethnic Museum it feels like you are taking a trip back in time. Because the museum is located in a sixteenth-century half-timbered house, the exterior of the museum fits perfectly with the subject. The various rooms that you can view in the museum are decorated full of details. In the sailor’s room there is a sewing box decorated with shells, there is a slotted spoon in the fireplace and a wooden cake tray. It is these details that make a visit to the Musée d’Ethnographie in Honfleur a special experience. The museum also has a large number of special old folk art objects.
Take the time to look at things calmly
The Musée d’Ethnographie is a museum that you should take your time for. Only then can you quietly look at all the different details and objects. For history buffs, this museum is a very interesting place to visit, but if you just want to learn more about the history of Normandy, this museum is also recommended. The location contributes a lot to the atmosphere and the way you will experience a visit to the Musée d’Ethnographie. Walk through the various rooms and imagine what life must have been like so long ago.