The Fourneau Saint-Michel estate and it museums

  • Official classification of an attraction in Wallonia - 2 suns
  • 365
  • Monument
  • Education to nature

The Fourneau Saint-Michel estate, nestled in the Saint Hubert forest, is home to 2 exceptional sites: the Museum of Country Life and the Iron Museum.

The Museum of Country Life in Wallonia

Quite a sight! Step into a 19th-century hamlet, typical of the Walloon countryside. Each sweet little house presents a scene from times past: kitchens with a wood-oven fire, artisans' workshops, vintage furniture and tools...

The Iron Museum

To learn more about this industry, which really bloomed in the 17th and 18th century. Interactive animations, screenings, touch screens... offer an immersive insight into metal casting and how industrialisation changed everyday life.

Nature all around

Beautifully cared for, the estate offers exceptional biodiversity,  including some endangered species which are there given a chance to expand again.

Visitors with specific needs

Please click here to see the list of facilities and activities accessible to visitors with reduced mobility. Wallonia has developed the Access-i program to give travellers a clear understanding of what the infrastructures offer.

Please note, on this site:

  • If you have a wheelchair: there is a parking space for vehicles coming with wheelchairs and an electric buggy is available (please book in advance)
  • If you have trouble understanding: a detailed map is available from reception. A leaflet can be downloaded from the website to prepare your visit. Use of pictograms.
  • Autism-friendly: a number of steps have been taken to better welcome you.


From 01 March to 30 November 2020.

Country life museum:

  • March 1st to June 30th: 9.30 am to 5 pm,
  • July 1st to August 31st: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
  • September 1st to November 30th: 9.30 am to 5 pm
  • Closed Mondays (except in July/August)
  • Closed December/January/February.

Iron Museum

  • Open all year except from 9.30 am to 5 pm
  • July and August, from  9.30 am to 5.30 pm
  • Closed on Mondays except in July and August.


Free fisrt month's sunday
Combined ticket for the Musée du Fer and the Musée de la vie rurale: adults 10€, students/seniors 7€, children 6-12 years old 5€, free for children under 6. Outdoor museum: adults 5€, students/seniors 4€, children 6-12 years old 2€, free for children under 6 Musée du fer: adults 7€, students/seniors 5€, children 6-12 years old 3€, free for children under 6



  • Library or document centre
  • Educational service


  • Access for PRM (autodeclared)
  • Cafe
  • Shop
  • Car parking
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Restaurant


    Pets allowed


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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.