Wallonia contains over 300 museums, showcasing all of the region’s art from ancient to modern - plus music, photography and history from the Bronze age to the Space Age.
There is something to suit everyone’s taste – from the more traditional Mons Memorial Museum and the Hôpital Notre-Dame à la Rose in Lessines, to the more contemporary La Boverie in Liège, Hergé museum in Louvain-la-Neuve, the Spa Francorchamps Track Museum and the Photography Museum in Charleroi.
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- © Musée SpitfireFlorennesMuseum or Interpretation Centre
Spitfire Memorial MuseumLocated in the aerodrome buildings, the museum displays a 1944 MK XIV Spitfire as well as various aircraft that have figured prominently in the Belgian Air force. The museum also covers the history of the aerodrome and the squadrons that were based there.
- © copyright WBTTournaiMuseum or Interpretation Centre
Musée d'Histoire et des Arts Décoratifs: Tournai's china museumNestled in an outbuilding of the Saint Martin Abbey (built in the 18th century), the Musée des arts décoratifs features fantastic items including an impressive collection of Tournai china from the 18th and 19th centuries.
- © ARTHURS H - Fédération du Tourisme de la Province de HainautAthMuseum or Interpretation Centre
The Maison des Géants (the Giants' house) in Ath: an impressive museum in WalloniaIn November 2005, UNESCO added to its list of intangible cultural heritage the giants and fantasy figures of 9 Belgian and French cities.
- © WBT - S. WittenbolGozéeMuseum or Interpretation Centre
The Aulne AbbeyThe ruins of the Cistercian Aulne Abbey are nestled on the right bank of the Sambre, in a place beautifully called "Vallée de la Paix" or Valley of peace. The atmosphere is indeed very soothing and calls for a pleasant walk.
- © visittournaiTournaiMuseum or Interpretation Centre
Le Couloir du Temps et De la Pierre au Ciel: to movies presenting the story of TournaiLe Couloir du Temps, a multimedia spectacle now screened at the Tourist Office, presents the 2,000 years of history in the town of tournai in just 20 minutes.
- © Domaine des Grottes de HanHan-sur-lesseMuseum or Interpretation Centre
Han 1900: a museum dedicated to forgotten trades and life in the countrysideHan 1900 is a museum space dedicated to life in the countryside in the beginning of the 20th century. Nestled in the village of Han-sur-Lesse, in the province of Namur, it offers a wonderful insight of what the life of farmers in Wallonia used to be like.
- © WBT - David SamynHan-sur-lesseEducation to nature
The Caves of Han estate and the PrehistoHan museumA fascinating exhibition presents 50 years of underwater excavations in the river Lesse
- © Claire HalleuxSpaEducation to nature
The Musée de la Forêt et des Eaux (Domaine de Berinzenne)The Forest and Waters Museum, nestled in the #link[node|9556|Domaine de Bérinzenne] in Spa, reveals the many secrets of the fauna and flora of the Fagnes.
- © J.C. AndrieuLessinesMuseum or Interpretation Centre
The Notre-Dame à la Rose hospital (Lessines)Situated in the province of Hainaut, near the city of Tournai, this hospital is a unique witness to the way medieval hospitals operate.
- © Musée royal de MariemontMorlanwezMuseum or Interpretation Centre
Musée Royal de Mariemont | MorlanwelzOpened since 1975, set in a splendid park, the Musée royal de Mariemont features collections gathered by its founder Raoul Waroqué.
- © Visitmons - Gregory MathelotMonsArchitectural heritage
Mons Belfry: a fascinating monumentDiscover the full beauty of Belgium's only baroque belfry by taking its panoramic lift and enjoying the view over the city.
- © WBT - Olivier LegardienMonsMuseum or Interpretation Centre
The Sainte-Waudru collegiate churchThe treasury at the Saint Waudru collegiate church in Mons houses a beautiful collection of silver and gold religious icons: statues, paintings and ancient manuscripts dating from the 12th-19th centuries. The church is built in Gothic style Brabant from the 15th to the 17th centuries, with splendid alabaster statues of
- © Tempora et Luc PetitBraine-l'alleudMuseum or Interpretation Centre
Hougoumont Farm: an iconic location in the Waterloo battlefieldLocate just 1.5 km from the Memorial, la Ferme d’Hougoumont is one of the iconic locations that played a part in the Battle of Waterloo.
- ÉrezéeMuseum or Interpretation Centre
CoSMos | The salmon's odyssey in ErezéeOnce quite abundant in the Ourthe, salmon had in 1935 entirely disappeared from our waterways. A passionate team is now working at reintroducing the species back into our rivers. Discover this fascinating odyssey in Erezée, just 10 km from RIVEO (Hotton)
- © Treignes - Village des MuséesNismesMuseum or Interpretation Centre
The Musée du Petit Format in NismesThis tiny museum in Nismes invites art lovers to discover many facets of contemporary art through pieces from international collections.
- © WBT - J.P. RemyDinantMuseum or Interpretation Centre
The citadel of Dinant, a fortress in the Meuse valleyThe citadel of Dinant promises an incredible day out. Retrace 900 years history and discover the Meuse valley in Belgium.
- © Bernard VanroyHoudeng-aimeries (la Louvière)Architectural heritage
Bois-du-Luc: a UNESCO mining site, witness of the Industrial RevolutionThe Bois-du-Luc mining site was one of the main witnesses of the industrial revolution in Wallonia. This extraordinary historical heritage, wonderfully well preserved, is protected by UNESCO.
- © OrvalVillers-devant-orvalMuseum or Interpretation Centre
Notre-Dame d'Orval Abbey: a religious and gourmet visitFounded in 1132, Notre-Dame of Orval is one of the most remarkable Cistercian abbeys in Belgium. This historical location is still home to a bustling community of monks and even... a Trappist brewery.
- © Fondation Baugnez 44MalmedyMuseum or Interpretation Centre
Baugnez 44 Historical Center: a museum dedicated to the Battle of the BulgeThe Baugnez 44 Historical Center is considered one of the most beautiful of the Battle of the Bulge museums.
- © SI MalmedyMalmedyMuseum or Interpretation Centre
Malmundarium, a must see historical visit in MalmedyThe Malmundarium, a former Benedictine monastery, is a space dedicated to memory, art, history and culture in the Cantons de l'Est region.
- © Archéoscope Godefroid de BouillonBouillonMuseum or Interpretation Centre
The Godefroid de Bouillon ArchéoscopeThe Archéoscope Godefroid de Bouillon will take you onto an incredible immersive journey: the history of the very first crusade...
- © PréhistomuseumFlémalleMuseum or Interpretation Centre
Préhistomuseum de Ramioul | A journey to Cro-Magnon man's timeImagination is the wonder of children. In Wallonia, they can embody different personas on their travel adventures and transport the adults with them... At Prehistomuseum Adventure Park in Ramioul, you can channel your inner Flintstone as you try your hand at spar throwing or get comfortable in a cave. It's a place to m
- © DarcisVerviersMuseum or Interpretation Centre
The Darcis chocolate shop and museum in VerviersJean-Philippe Darcis, Belgian chocolate ambassador and pioneer of the macaron in Belgium, welcomes you in his chocolate museum in Verviers. There you will retrace the origins and history of this fantastic treat through a chocolate trail.
- © Mundaneum - Frédéric RaevenMonsMuseum or Interpretation Centre
Mundaneum: Mons paper GoogleThe Mundaneum is an exceptional archive centre and exhibition space in Mons, known to hold 12 million bibliographic records. Le Monde describes it as the Paper Google and the New York Times as The Web Time Forgot.
- © WBT - Bruno D_AlimonteWérisMuseum or Interpretation Centre
The fascinating megaliths of WérisThe rows of megaliths in Wéris add a surreal touch to the landscape. Such a sight is so unexpected… and yet, they have been placed there 3,000 years BC.
- © WBT - Bruno D'AlimonteVirellesEducation to nature
Let nature wow you at the Virelles AquascopeThe Aquascope offers visitors quite fantastic adventures - from discovering the most beautiful pond in Wallonia to tree tops...
- © WBT - Denis ErroyauxChevetogneSwimming & diving
Reconnect with nature at the Chevetogne estateThe Domaine Provincial de Chevetogne, which stretches over 550 hectares, is sure to delight you with its many surprises throughout its green spaces and its many creative activities.
- © WBT - J.P. RemyLa HulpeMuseum or Interpretation Centre
Folon Foundation: a museum and exhibitions at the Château de La HulpeBelgian artist Folon presents over 500 art works in the the Castle of La Hulpe's farm, just 20 minutes from Brussels,
- © Nalini Malani – photo Maria SalamoneLa LouvièreMuseum or Interpretation Centre
The Centre for Engravings and Prints in La LouvièreThe Centre for Engravings and Prints is a place for encounters, creation and research, dedicated solely to contemporary prints...
- © C. CarpentierMonsMuseum or Interpretation Centre
François Duesberg museum (Mons)Located in the former premises of the National Bank of Belgium, opposite the Sainte-Waudru collegiate church, this museum offers a fascinating insight in the life of French society from the reign of Louis XVI to the Restoration. Dedicated to decorative art, its collections feature quite unusual, if not rare, pieces.
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