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Unusual: the secrets of Marlinspike

Welcome to Marlinspike Hall, the home of Captain Haddock! The Château of Cheverny was used as a model by Hergé for Marlinspike Hall (Château de Moulinsart in French), which is featured in several Tintin stories. The château has a permanent exhibition dedicated to the most famous of cartoon reporters.
 
The exhibition titled ‘The secrets of Marlinspike’ (Les secrets de Moulinsart) is on display in one of the château’s outbuildings and will plunge both young and old into the world of the adventures of Tintin. After first appearing in the The Secret of the Unicorn, Marlinspike Hall was a home base for Tintin and his companions. It was therefore only natural for Fondation Hergé and Cheverny Estate to join forces and create an interactive exhibition full of surprises!
 
From the crypt to Professor Calculus’s laboratory, the life-size reconstructions won’t fail to impress and create a truly spellbinding visit. At the entrance to each room there is a video animation that places the scene in question in the context of the cartoon. Visitors then discover exhibits in connection with to the famous characters, such as a 33-rpm LP of The Castafiore Emerald, Tintin’s outfits hanging up in his bedroom and a bottle of Loch Lomond, Captain Haddock’s favourite whisky. The exhibition would be incomplete, of course, without the Captain’s famous curses, which ring out in every room! The interactive the exhibition will captivate visitors’ attention, and adults are by no means the last to get stuck in... The Secrets of Marlinspike has already attracted “billions of visitors!”
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