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The Musée gaumais in Virton

since May 18, 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.
Click here to see the list of attractions now reopened.

This exceptional museum in the province of Luxembourg presents archeology, art, civil and religious ethnography, industrial and popular art, folklore legends, regional furniture and traditions, all linked to the Gaume region.

The jacquemart

The museum is characterised by Its jacquemart (an animated, mechanised figure which strikes the hours on a bell with a hammer - usually part of clocks or clocktowers), one of the only 3 in Wallonia.

This character (163 cm, 75 kg) represents a Recollect monk (a minor branch of the Order of Friars Minor), a reference the community who lived here end of the 17th century to the end of the 18th century.

Set on the front of the tower, inaugurated in 1968, it was created by 2 Mons artists: Alfred Van den Brandt(who designed it) and Camille Brasseur (who built it out of red copper gilded with gold leaves).

Linked to the former clock's pendulum of the Gérouville church, it sounds every hour.

Visitors with specific needs

Please click here to see the list of facilities and activities accessible to visitors with reduced mobility. Wallonia has developed theAccess-i program  to give travellers a clear understanding of what the infrastructures offer.


 

Facilities

Services

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

Equipement

  • Shop
  • Car parking
  • Cycle rack
  • Parking

Visites

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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.