Among the articles devoted to the ecomuseums of the "Grand Ouest", all unique and unusual, here are the ecomuseums of Seine-Maritime
Ecomuseums, or the memory of mankind preserved, shared....
There are about 300 eco-museums in the world, 200 of which are in Europe. Their actions: research, presentation, conservation, and enhancement of properties, activities, trades, know-how, these roots that form the tangible and intangible heritage of a region, and of a population.
As a result, each of them is rich in its own unique and unusual particularities.
The « Grand Ouest Insolite », therefore, presents them.
Department by department, you will find the list of ecomuseums, addresses, useful links, and a short descriptive text extracted from their websites, or various documents dedicated to them.
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Notre-Dame-de-Bondeville (76) : Musée industriel de la corderie Vallois
The history of the industrial museum of the Corderie Vallois dates back to the 18th century. Originally, Jean Toussaint, a merchant from Darnétal, had been operating a paper mill since 1759, dating back to the 16th century.
On August 9, 1836, the factory was bought by Edouard-Henri Rondeaux, an Indian in Bolbec. After a temporary conversion into a wool spinning mill during the cotton crisis of the 1860s, the factory was transformed into a mechanical rope factory in 1880 by Jules Vallois, tailpiece maker in Saint Martin du Vivier, and operated until 1978, when it was closed.
On February 11, 1994, the industrial museum of the Corderie Vallois was inaugurated. First industrial museum in France.
You can still see the old buildings, as well as all the machines, driven by the paddle wheel that still makes the building vibrate to the rhythm of the river.
Some pictures with this video made by the Seine-Maritime Department.
Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont (76) : Musée de l'horlogerie
A major place in the region's industrial history, Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont offers a 350 m² space to visit the watchmaking museum.
Through the collections, archival documents, testimonies, photographs, and thanks to the watchmaker's workshop, enter the world of time measurement and plunge into the heart of the life of watchmaker workers.
More than 400 objects, machines, tools and documents on display.
Domestic watchmaking, the life of watchmakers, the demonstration workshop.
Time management and measurement, scientific and high-precision watchmaking
The Seine-Maritime department has commissioned a video presentation of the Musée de l'Horlogerie
Martainville-Épreville (76) : Musée des traditions et arts normands
The Museum of Norman Traditions and Arts was created in 1961 by the General Council of Seine-Maritime.
A vast collection of furniture, costumes, ceramics, glassware and objects of daily life in Upper Normandy dating from the 15th century to the 19th century has made it possible to build up an exceptional collection retracing the history of the region's popular arts and traditions. Over the years, the museum has grown richer thanks to generous donations, particularly in the textile sector, with a major donation of illustrated handkerchiefs from the Buquet family. Today, 15,000 works are on permanent or temporary display in the museum and its outbuildings.
In the museum, an exceptional collection of furniture from Haute-Normand evokes the evolution of styles from the 15th to the 19th century. The ethnography of the regions of Upper Normandy (Pays de Caux, Eure, Pays de Bray, Littoral) is exhibited under the aspect of farm interiors reconstituted with furniture and objects of daily life in the 18th and 19th centuries. The top floor features one of the most important collections of Norman headdresses, jewellery and costumes.
You can take a look at this video of Arty Steam.
Musée des Traditions et Arts Normands
Château de Martainville
Route du Château (RN 31)
Tél. : 02.35.23.44.70
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