Sunday, November 27, 2011

Have You Ever...

been inside of a wrought iron museum? Who knew there even was one!
Rouen, the charming city close to Monet's Giverny in the north of France, is the home to the Musée Le Seq des Tournelles, the Wrought Iron Museum. It is housed in the 16th century church of St. Laurent, which was renovated to hold the ironwork collection assembled by Henri Le Secq des Tournelles, which he gave to the city of Rouen in 1921.

The collection features items from all over Europe dating from the 4th to the 19th century. Gates, railings, tools, locks and keys, jewelry and household utensils are displayed for easy closeup viewing.
Come with me...

Quite the collection they have! Which is your favorite?


  1. Amazing! i'm a big fan of wrought iron and would love to visit this museum. Penny x

  2. WOW! i had no idea there was such a place. how fabulous!!

  3. Love all of it !!! Could not say which one is my favorite, probably the staircase!

    Truly fantastic photos Ann! It looks like you visited this museum, lucky you!
    Great post, thank you for showing us all these wonderful work!

    Bonne semaine and warmest greetings,

  4. Now THAT"S wrought iron!! Gorgeous images. What about the lantern with the candles? Holy Moley!
    My Uncle used to have a wrought iron shop when I was a kid and every now and then he'd produce something amazing. A change from just making railings etc.
    Would love to visit this Museum, putting it on my bucket list!

  5. OOOh! So good to know about and enjoyed your photos. Just makes me want to see more and more...

  6. I LOVE wrought iron.........I've been drooling over these images!! This is an absolute "must see" in France.
    Your blog always gives me pleasure. Thank you. Bisous.



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