Clogs: the history of these famous wooden shoes | Viroin Eco Museum
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.
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.
Presentation of the traditional, artisanal fabrication of these wooden shoes
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Demonstration of the mechanical clog making every first Sunday of the month at 16:00
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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From Sunday 02 February 2020 to Tuesday 31 August 2021.