• Museum or Interpretation Centre

The Museum of Archeology of Tournai mainly presents objects of prehistoric, Gallo-Roman and Merovingian regional archeology.

Set in the old Mont-de-Piété, just 500 metres from the Grand'Place of Tournai and its Belfry, the museum contains real treasures from the primitive, Gallo-Roman and Merovingian periods.

The quaternary section traces the different stages of human evolution. Alongside local and peripheral industries, there are also several remarkable foreign pieces: bifaces of African origin, French lithic Aurignacian and Perigordian series ...

The Gallo-Roman section presents the excavations of the vast necropolis extending from the Grand Place to the Rue Perdue, with, as its centerpiece, a decorated lead sarcophagus, unique in Belgium.

The Merovingian section reveals mainly the results of the excavations of two cemeteries: that of the Park of the Town Hall and that of the Saint-Brice district where the tomb of Childeric I, the first king of the Merovingian dynasty, was discovered.


Additional Information

Possibility of guided tours at the Tourist Office.

As part of the European Night of Museums, which will take place on 20 May 2017, the Brasserie de Cazeau (beer Tournay) will be present from 6 pm to midnight.

Closed on 29/10/2020
Rue des Carmes 8,7500Tournai
Some tourist attractions have reopened to the public.

Please check the opening times, booking tips and recommendations with them (either via their website or by contacting them directly) before visiting. Remember to check the border and quarantine regulations before travelling.
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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.

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