- Architectural heritage
- Museum & discovery
Opened since 1975, set in a splendid park, the Musée royal de Mariemont features collections gathered by its founder Raoul Waroqué.
The Mariemont estate can be found in Morlanwez, between Mons and Charleroi, in the province of Hainaut.
In this museum, China and Japan can be found side by side with Egypt, Greece, ancient Rome... The many collections, ranging from prehistoric to modern times via Gallo-roman and Merovingian civilizations pay tribute to the region and its past.
Part of the collections also is the world's finest Tournai porcelain collection. The 45 hectares English style landscaped park is planted with one of Wallonia's most stunning arboretum. The founder, Raoul Waroqué, also decorated it with monumental bronze statues, well worth the detour.
The museum regularly organises high-quality temporary exhibitions as well as activities, workshops and guided tours for individuals and groups.
There are many itineraries to explore by bike or car around the fort.
Museum open January 02nd to December 31st (closed December 25th and Mondays unless they are public holidays).
April to September 10 am to 6 pm and October to March 10 am to 5 pm (last entry 45 mn before closing time)
Park open every day from 9 am April to September, 10 am October to March.
Closing time is 5 pm November to March, 6 pm April to October (7 pm Sundays and Public holidays between May and August)
- Indoor catering
- Library or document centre
- Educational service
- Training materials provided