Our selection of museums

For art lovers

Museums in and around Dieppe offer multiple options for visitors of all ages but also for fans of paintings, sculptures and all forms of art. Treat yourself to a spot of culture in our museums!

Dieppe’s heritage

Museum of Dieppe

The Museum of Dieppe, located in a fortified castle built beginning in the 14th century, retraces the town’s history through fantastic collections of objects and representations. Today, the museum has more than 25,000 works of art and objects, 2,000 of which on display in its 15 rooms.

Immerse yourself in the town’s coastal and maritime history. Picture yourself alongside the Duchess of Berry, who pioneered sea bathing in Dieppe. Gaze at the fine craftsmanship of the ivory workers of yore. But don’t stop there! Take advantage of the terrific temporary exhibitions which are regularly installed in this unusual art venue.

Contemporary artwork

Michel Ciry Museum

Painter, engraver, writer and composer Michel Ciry (1919-2018) founded a museum in his adopted Varengeville-sur-Mer, where he lived from 1964 onwards.  His often very large canvases are showcased in a spacious, elegant and understated venue, that is practically an invitation to quiet reflection, as confirmed by a number of visitors.

Religion is a recurring theme in his compositions, although you can also see landscapes, still lifes, portraits of mimes, clowns, harlequins and more, all of which with a contemporary perspective. Not far off, outside Saint-Valéry Church, you can visit his impressive gravesite alongside Georges Braque and then continue your cultural tour by admiring Braque’s stained glass window depicting a Jesse tree.

A multifaceted painter

Jacques-Émile Blanche Museum

Located in the middle of the Parc du Colombier, in an old cart house built during the 18th century, this museum showcases paintings by Jacques-Emile Blanche, along with his complete literary oeuvre, souvenirs, letters, photographs and more. The artist lived in the pretty town of Offranville from 1902 until his death in 1942. He was known in particular as a great portraitist, painting all the eminent figures of the time.

By the garden, you will find a café where you can get a bite and a beverage. The beautiful terrace is very popular on sunny days. And just a few metres away, you can go for a wander through William Farcy Floral Park. A pleasant programme to occupy a large portion of the day.