- Museum & discovery
May 1940, Haut-le-Wastia, a village between Namur and Dinant, is plunged in the second war. The museum pays tribute to those who fought for freedom.
A few words of history
In the spring of 1940 German troops crossed the Ardennes. The Second World War stretches to a new front and Western Europe is in turn immersed in the horror of war.
It was in May 1940 that Haut-le-Wastia and its surroundings found themselves at the centre of the fighting between the French and German troops.
The Memorial Museum in May 1940 and the memorial are the homage of a Namur village to the courageous allied fighters fallen on its land by seating to defend it from the Nazi invader.
Immerse yourself in the daily lives of soldiers
The Museum of Remembrance May 1940 offers rare documents such as orders, newspapers, unusual objects or other more personal items such as epoch letters, military medals or photos. They will plunge you into the daily life of those soldiers who fought in the first days of the Second World War on Belgian territory.
Reconstructions, numerous models and a relief map are also on display. Not to mention films and testimonials from veterans and residents of Haut-le-Wastia.
Practical information and groups
The museum is open every Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 1:30 pm to 6 pm from May to mid-October.
Guided tours, in groups, are organized on the very premises of the battles.
Open by appointment for groups.
Reduced rates for schools