The Museum

The Museum of Traditions and Arts of Normandy was founded in 1961 by the General Council of the Department of Seine-Maritime. Its installation was originally put into Daniel Lavallée’s hands (1925-1989), a German teacher who was famous for supporting the protection of the timber-framed houses in Rouen. The gathering of a vast amount of furniture, clothes, ceramic, glaziery and everyday objects that seem to date back to between the 15th-century and the 19th-century Normandy, allowed gathering an exceptional collection recounting the history of the local popular arts and traditions. Over the years, the museum developed its collections thanks to some generous gifts, notably in the textile sector with the big donation of some fine illustrated handkerchiefs belonging to the Buquet family. Today, fifteen thousand artefacts are permanently or temporarily exhibited in the museum and the outbuildings.

Don’t miss : the castle, the museum, the garden, the traditional objects, the art objects


The Castle of Martainville organize a lot of events all along the season

  • 06

    Apr 19

  • “Femmes, je vous aime”

    6 April 2019 @ 0 h 00 min - 8 March 2020 @ 0 h 00 min

    “Femmes, je vous aime – Être une femme en Normandie du 18ème au début du 20ème siècle” Du 6 avril 2019 au

  • 21

    Sep 19

  • Journées européennes du Patrimoine

    21 September @ 10 h 00 min - 22 September @ 18 h 30 min

    Samedi 21 septembre 2019 de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h / dimanche 22 septembre 2019 de 10h à