• Exhibition

This exhibition at the Viroin Eco museum reveals the story and fabrication secrets of wooden clogs... These shoes made the fame of the region until the 1950s.

History

Cheap, robust, clogs delighted peasants, workers and sailors alike for centuries. 

Nismes, counting no less than 6 clog factories, was one of the most efficient production sites in Belgium. Its success started to face aftef the war, with the appearance of rubber shoes, as resistant and much cheaper

Only a few houses and brick chimney along the Eau Noire remain of this industrial past.

The exhibition

  • Reconstructed workshops
  • Vintage clogs
  • Presentation of the traditional, artisanal fabrication of these wooden shoes

Good to know

Demonstration of the mechanical clog making every first Sunday of the month at 16:00

 

You may have heard Belgium has recently faced torrential rain, causing dramatic floods. Many regions have been touched by this natural catastrophe. We are doing our best to help all travellers coming to Wallonia. Some sites are, as you can understand, not accessible for the time being. Please contact them or check their website/social media platforms before getting on the road. Be assured we are all trying to get things back to order as soon as possible. Travel advice
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From Sunday 02 February 2020 to Tuesday 31 August 2021.

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