From 1904 through 1928, Alphonse-Georges Poulain led several series of
excavations around Vernon. Thanks to his researches, we know by now that
prehistoric men dwelled in Mestreville, 10 km West from Vernon. Poulain digged
rock shelters where he found a mammoth bone and testimonies of human presence.
The museum also exhibits discoveries made at the fana of Saint-Aubin sur
Gaillon, in the camp of Vernonnet, from the Neolithic to the Gallo-Roman
See also :
The Archeological sites
Chaseen cooking pot
More recent excavations made on the spot of the ancient castle of Vernon
revealed ceramics from the Middle-Age. A scale model enables to view this
castle whose dungeon can still be seen on the right when leaving the museum.
The capitals and most of the statues come from the demolished churches of
The agricultural and industrial past of Vernon is evocated through objects
and artpieces, up to World War II and
the Liberation of the city by
Resistants and British soldiers.
Map of the fortifications of Vernon, 16th Century