Museum of Photography in Charleroi

  • Perspective view of the rooms - Charleroi's Photography Museum, Belgium
  • Museum & discovery

The Museum of Photography in Charleroi is the most important photography museum in Europe. It features permanent and temporary exhibitions.

The Museum of Photography found its home in a former convent in Mont-sur-Marchienne (Charleroi) and is proud of a 80,000 photographs collection, 800 of which are permanently on show.

The museum organises temporary exhibitions on a regular basis: 3 exhibitions every 4 months approximately. Visitors have pleasure in returning to the museum, knowing they will something new each time.

Visits last 3 hours or so.

More than just a museum

Over 13,000 titles and 4,000 files dedicated to photography are accessible to the public in the Museum of Photography library.

The museum shop features the museum's publications, photography works, gadgets and  ideas for gifts and decoration.

Thirsty? Hungry? The café offers a peaceful setting. There, you can choose from a wide range of sandwiches, salads and pasta dishes.

Become a friend of the Museum

Become a friend or partner of the museum and support the Museum's cultural project (page in French). You can become a friend of the museum for as little as €50 per year.

You can also purchase a nominative annual pass (limited number of entries to the museum) for €15 or you can get a subscription to Photographie Ouverte for €15 (for Belgian subscriptions) or €25 (subscriptions from abroad).

Choose your profile and enjoy a whole range of benefits, advantages and discounts

Around the museum

Go for a stroll in the museum's park: 85 ha featuring protected trees. Perfect to conclude your visit and reflect on the gems you have just seen!



€ 7
€ 5
€ 4


€ 5
Free fisrt month's sunday



  • Library or document centre
  • Educational service
  • Visitor guide for groups


  • Cafe
  • Shop
  • Car parking
  • Parking
  • Restaurant


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The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.