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The Musée gaumais in Virton

  • Education to nature

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.


 

Schedule

From 01 March to 30 November 2020.

Individual visits: every day but Tuesdays, March 1st to November 30th, 9.30 to noon, 2 to 6 pm

Exceptional closure on Christmas and New Year days.

Guided tours: Sundays at 3 pm

Groups: booking required

Price

Individual

€ 7
€ 5

Group

€ 5
Free fisrt month's sunday
Free for children under 12, museum staff, teachers (proof must be provided). A full price ticket allows you to visit the Musée de Montquintin for free the same day (and vice versa)

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.