• Attractions
  • Museum or Interpretation Centre

In this museum, located in the province of Hainaut, time seems to have stopped. There are over 40 rooms to explore, each revealing a different facette of daily life as it was in the past centuries in Wallonia.

There, the life of yesteryear still exists, recreated through many rooms: classroom, mill, craftsmen's vintage tools and machines... Work was different then, the same gesture repeated a thousand times.

A living museum

The Musée de la Vie Rurale offers activities and activities throughout the year

May: farmers and craft market

Artisans will present their trade: blacksmiths, carpenters, schoolmaster, bakers, coffee roasters, rope braiders, spinners...

July: the museum comes to life

Meet artisans, admire threshing machines and antique tractors, see how cereals were threshed in the old days (manually and mechanically), indulge in a carriage ride, join the evening concert and Harvest dinner (booking required).

September: party at the museum

Craftsmen will join once more to present their skills: blacksmiths, carpenters, schoolmaster, bakers, coffee roasters, rope braiders, spinners... to be followed by a carriage ride and a countryside themed dinner.

October: forest and apple feast

Apples will be pressed into juice, wood artisans will show off their skills. There will, of course, be traditional snacks and a fantastic dinner.

Visitors with specific needs

The Musée de la Vie Rurale is part of the sites certified by the official label Access-i (meaning with facilities or/activities adapted to travellers with specific needs). You will find more details on the website to plan your visit.


COVID-19 : We do our best to inform you with the latest updates... Best, though, to check with the operator or lodging you have made a booking with before getting on the road. Please note that the Covid Safe Ticket (or health passport) is mandatory in Wallonia.  Infos

Before getting on the road, do contact the closest tourist office to your destination. If you are going to the Hautes Fagnes, please remember the number of visitors is limited each day. The Hautes Fagnes Tourist Office will give you the latest details. The Luxembourg and East Cantons Tourist Office will give you the ski slopes opening times. For additional skiing and winter sports information in Belgium, you can contact the East Contons Tourist Office.

This information is given for indication purposes only, best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website.




Cafe - Daylight - Shop - Car parking - Motor Home parking - Cycle rack - Parking - Common bathroom


Pets allowed


Guide available/groups - FR - NL - Audioguide/mobile app/tablet

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