If you are in Mont-Saint-Michel and want to learn more about the history of this unique place, visit the Musée d’Histoire (Historical Museum) definitely recommend. In the museum you will discover more than 1,300 years of history about Mont-Saint-Michel and the monks who built this place. You will find the museum at the foot of the imposing abbey.
What’s there to see?
The Historical Museum has reconstructed the lives of the monks and prisoners who lived in the abbey. Figures made of wax and reconstructed dungeons give a good impression of what life in prison was like at the time. In addition, the museum also has a large number of other historical objects. This includes weapons, sculptures, watches and paintings. But torture instruments from the Middle Ages can also be seen here. In the garden of the museum you will find one of the most impressive things in the museum. Here is one of the last five periscopes in the world. From here you have a magnificent view over a large part of the bay and the sea.
Good starting point for your visit to Mont-Saint-Michel
If you visit Mont-Saint-Michel, the Historical Museum is a great starting point. Here you learn a lot about the history of the place and get a good impression of what life was like. The wax figures and recreated dungeons are impressive to view. Imagine you were one of the prisoners locked up in this ‘Prison of the Sea’. The other historical objects are also fascinating to view and the periscope will certainly leave quite an impression. Mont-Saint-Michel has a long and rich history, which you can get acquainted with in this museum. A visit to the Historical Museum should therefore not be missed during your stay in the city.