Entertainment bookings are mandatory by phone or by e-mail.

Phone number: (0033) 235 156 911 (Mondays to Fridays only).

E-mail address: musees.departementaux@seinemaritime.fr

Our services are at your disposal to create some personalized entertainments.

INDIVIDUAL TOURS (autonomous tour; one can ask by e-mail for some documentation or download them on our website)

Inside: a musical treasure hunt.

Outside: Jean and Mathilde in Martainville Castle’s farm.

An audio-guide is also available for the 6-to-11-year-olds (booking a reservation is needed)

Individual tour bookings: Mondays to Fridays. Phone number: (0033) 235 234 470.

GUIDED TOURS WITH A SPEAKER (45 min to 1 hour)

Life in the castle

Thanks to the internal organization of the preserved rooms and to the numerous pieces of furniture exhibited, the pupils will be able to imagine how the lords lived in their castle, between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Old cuisine and food

The kitchen, the dairy and every object utilized to make, preserve and eat food, notably in the 19th Century.

Life in the castle in the late Middle Ages

The castle’s rooms are still organized the same way and some pieces of furniture date back to the Middle Ages, which allows the pupils to imagine how people lived in such a building and to understand why the fireplaces, some narrow windows, etc. were installed.

Life in Normandy in the 19th Century

The collections allow discovering some typical rural homes of the Seine-Maritime countries (the Caux country, the Bray country, the coastline, etc.). Thus, the habits and traditions exhibited here allow perceiving life in the old times.

From the stronghold to the mansion

What clues show us that the castle was originally conceived as a building to defend? On the opposite, what elements were solely conceived for the pleasure of the eyes and comfortable life? This is what the pupils will see during their visit, outside and inside the castle, to make them learn how to identify the traces of the past and vestiges that are still visible.

Life in Normandy in the 19th Century, after Gustave Flaubert and Guy de Maupassant

The tour allows comparing G. Flaubert’s and G. de Maupassant’s writings about the 19th-century daily life in Normandy with the museum’s collections.