• Museum or Interpretation Centre

The Tournai Military History Museum occupies an 18th century mansion with the inventory which is included in the inventory of the Architectural Heritage of the Hainaut.

Through a dozen room the visitor will find:

  • beautiful collections of weapons and firearms,
  • various historical objects and documents,
  • scale models,
  • uniforms relating to the First Empire, the history of Belgium and the last two world conflicts.

A walled town

A room highlights to Tournai's fortifications and the many sieges it has seen

  • by Edward III in 1340
  • by Henry VIII in 1513
  • by Louis XIV in 1667
  • by Marlborough in 1709
  • by Louis XV in 1745
  • and finally during the Battle of Fontenoy.

Another room is dedicated to the resistance particularly the Tournaisian network. The naval room recounts the history of the Belgian Navy and presents equipment used by the Naval Force. Also worth noting are the flags offered by the patriotic societies of Tournai and the region.




Open on 25/02/2021
Rue Roc Saint-Nicaise 59-61,7500Tournai
COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited from Wednesday 27 January to Monday 1 April 2021. In accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
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