St Malo is a city with a long and eventful history including privateers, frequent skirmishes with the English and famous author Chateaubriand.
Unfortunately, very little of that history transpires at the city museum. The budget seems insufficient for the creation and upkeep of a decent history museum. Or perhaps that museum already exists elsewhere in town, and I just didn't have the right address?
At any rate, this was a rather sorry collection of dusty old maritime objects in an old and imposing building.