The Musée international du Carnaval et du Masque in Binche

  • Official classification of an attraction in Wallonia - 2 suns
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The Musée International du Carnaval et du Masque de Binche, at the very heart of a city famous for it Carnival characters (named the Gilles), invites you to discover the region's many festivals and traditions. You will easily understand why this cultural heritage has been protected by UNESCO.

The Carnival, as if you were there

The Binche Carnival's interpretative Centre will offer an immersive experience, designed to awaken all senses.

Archive pieces, unseen documents, testimonies, audio capsules, pictures, screenings... will place you at the very heart of this exceptional folkloric event. Visitors will be able to see, hear, touch and even smell the Carnival.

Masks: a world-wide tradition

All around the world. For carnivals welcoming spring back in Europe. For hypnotising dances in Africa, fascinating ceremonies in both South and North America, rites in Asia and Oceania.

The common point? Masks, of course. Binche's Musée du Masque presents an incredible collection of these, in all shapes and textures, paired with a costume.

The museum also organises:

  • temporary exhibitions,
  • workshops,
  • guided tours a
  • entertainment for adults and families.

Visitors with specific needs

The Musée International du Carnaval et du Masque de Binche 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.


From 02 January to 24 December 2020.

Tuesdays to Fridays, 9.30 am to 5 pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 10.30 am to 5 pm
Ticket desk open till 4.30 pm

Closed Mondays, Ash Wednesdays, November 1st and between December 24th to January 2nd.



€ 8
€ 7
€ 7
€ 3.5


from € 6 to € 7
€ 3
Free fisrt month's sunday
Guided tours in English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish and Italian: please book beforehand.



  • Outdoor catering
  • Library or document centre
  • Educational service
  • Visitor guide for groups


  • Cafe
  • Shop
  • Training materials on request
  • Car parking
  • Parking


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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.