Maison de la Pomme
Maison de la Pomme

Statute

community museum


Collections

Decorative arts

Folk Art

History

Technology and industry


Curator/Manager

Marie Landron

Address

Maison du Parc Naturel Régional des Boucles de la Seine Normande
Hameau de l’Eglise
BP 13
76940 Notre-Dame-de-Bliquetuit

Telephone

02 35 37 23 16

logo musees de France Écomusée de la Basse Seine -- The Lower Seine Ecomuseum


The Lower Seine Ecomuseum is a 1901 law association, created in 1983, linking the museum facilities of the "Boucles de la Seine Normande" Regional Natural Park. This Park groups most of the towns along the banks of the Seine from the gates of Rouen to the Estuary, extending northwards into the Pays de Caux and southwards into the Roumois plateau.
The Ecomuseum owns an ethnographic collection of over 11, 000 objects and documents concerning local crafts, everyday life, activities relating to the river Seine and proto-industry in Upper Normandy. Six rural museums tell the story of the people who lived and worked this land, and a range of themes recreate their everyday lives and skills.

- The Apple House presents pomology, arboriculture and apple derivatives, in the former presbytery of Sainte-Opportune-la-Mare. The site, which features a still, also hosts growers’ markets.

- The Baker’s Oven in La Haye-de-Routot, a little museum housed in the old communal oven (now restored to working order), highlights the importance of bread in the society and economy of Roumois. Visitors can not only watch regular bread-making sessions, but also try their own hand at baking.
(same address as the Clog-Maker’s House)

- The Clog-Maker’s House, in La Haye-de-Routot, is a traditional Roumois cottage devoted to the skill of clog-making, with a collection of clogs of all kinds (from simple clogs to cress gatherers’ boots) and from every region.

- The Hauville Mill was restored by the Park in 1984. It is the last mill in Upper Normandy still in working order. It was built in the 13th century by the monks of the Jumièges Abbey, and came to symbolize a region which was one of the granaries of Normandy. The Mill also made a significant contribution to the history of engineering and the use of wind energy.

- The House of Linen, in Routot, is a museum devoted to linen in Upper Normandy which highlights its history, the cultivation of flax, weaving, the craft and industrial applications of this age-old fibre, its transformation, ancient and modern methods, and derivatives.

- The Seine River Maritime Museum, in Caudebec-en-Caux.