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Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel

Place d'Estouteville, 50300 Avranches, France
+33 2 33 79 57 00
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Well designed museum for all ages

We have been to quite a lot of French museums during our vacation, but this was the first that... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Uppsala, Sweden
Lots of cool things

Good representation of life through history. Loved the short videos on thé old crafts. Exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
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Place d'Estouteville, 50300 Avranches, France
+33 2 33 79 57 00
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We have been to quite a lot of French museums during our vacation, but this was the first that actually felt welcoming. They had really thought on how to reach and involve the audience. Lots of interactive screens and many places for the kids to...More

Thank TobiasWallin
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Good representation of life through history. Loved the short videos on thé old crafts. Exhibits are welllaid out. Expect to spend about two hours

Thank GlobalguyOttawa
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We'd been to Le Mont St-Michel and were looking forward to seeing a good selection of its 250 manuscripts. We didn't. You work your way through 2 floors of Mont St-Michel and Avranches history, the processes involved in creating manuscripts and so on, before coming...More

2  Thank John W
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in ancient history of Averanches and the neighbouring kingdoms, then don't miss a visit to the scriptorial and musee of manuscript. The history of mont st Michelle is also explained here along with well presented film and lots of slides of...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We went on a rainy afternoon and were very pleased A super little museum right in the heart of town And loads of good free parking

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This is worth a visit if you are in area but not worth a special trip. I find the city itself and its location as interesting as the Scriptorial. I guess my expectations were too high. I have read books that describe the creation and...More

Thank Congenuity
Reviewed 16 November 2015

This is a purpose built museum which houses medieval manuscripts from Mont St. Michel and other places. There are regular exhibitions of art work and a permanent display of manuscripts with a useful explanation of the work of medieval clerks. worth a visit on a...More

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 4 November 2015

This is a very interesting and interactive museum, unfortunately at the present time let down by non-working films and broken interactive experiences. On my previous visit, 3 years ago all was excellent, I am sure it will return to it's former glory. The superb way...More

Thank ray1896
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Quite an interesting museum housing the archives collection from Mont St. Michel. Lots of ancient tomes here and some are on display. Very modern with computers throughout & interesting explanations of the artifacts. Gives a nice added dimension of understanding the Mont St. Michel....

Thank David B L
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We saw the Scriptorial advertised at Mont Saint-Michel the previous day and decided to check it out. All the exhibits are very well done and chock full of information. If you want to learn more about the history of and life at Mont Saint-Michel with...More

1  Thank robert e
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