In this Norman museum, the only one of its kind in the world, explore the human body from every angle.

During the 19th century, Doctor Auzoux created what he called "les Ecorchés". These anatomical models made of paper paste reproduce with exceptional precision the muscles, organs, tendons, etc. of the human body. Exported around the world, they would train generations of doctors. The museum displays this significant legacy: a model of a human body comprising no less than 130 pieces and 2,000 anatomical structures! It also displays species of fauna and flora including a Tsetse fly, a bee, a fern and an algae.

By the way, one of Auzoux's "écorchés"(anatomical models) was found in Japan next to where the atomic bomb exploded in August 1945, and was mistaken for a real body. It is exhibited at the Nagasaki museum that pays tribute to the victims.

Spoken languages

  • French

Visit

  • Average duration of the individual visit: 90 min
  • Average duration of the group visit: 60 min

Audio guide languages

  • French
  • English

Opening

Prices

Type Price
Base rate - full rate adult maximum : 5
Child rate maximum : 4

Means of payment

  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Cash

Services

Equipment

  • Toilets
  • Free parking

On-site activities

  • Temporary exhibitions

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