Official classification of an attraction in Wallonia - 2 suns
  • Museum or Interpretation Centre

The Puppet Centre of Tournai invites you to discover the art of puppetry in all its forms.
The Puppet Centre is a real centre dedicated to the research and promotion of the puppetry arts. Located in the heart of Tournai, in a former mansion, it has a collection of nearly 2500 puppets, contemporary and traditional, from around the world.
The centre implements numerous creative and promotional activities, such as supporting young creators through residencies, as well as the organization of two biennial festivals, internships and trainings.


Museum of Puppetry Arts

This museum reveals its incredible collection thanks to a permanent exhibition, renewed every year. The centre also offers you traveling and thematic exhibitions. Guided and animated tours of the exhibits plunge you further into this fascinating world.

New elements

The self-guided visit for families "Jack got the trunk!" : The puppet Jack is gone! Only traces of his fugue: the selfies he has hidden all over the halls of the museum.
We need you to find his place among the other puppets. During your investigation, you will be asked to solve puzzles, experiment with different manipulation techniques, observe the puppets in detail, imitate their expressions, touch their materials.

Practical information

Opening


From Tuesday to Friday, from 9h to 12h30 and from 14h to 17h.

Museum

From Tuesday to Friday, from 9h to 12h30 and from 14h to 17h.

Weekends and holidays, from 14h to 18h.

Prices
Adults 3 €
Children, from 3 to 12 years 2,50 €
Groups of minimum 10 people: 2,50 € adult and 2 € child.

Jack got the trunk:
Adult 4 €. Child 3. Free for the 3rd child of the same family.

Free admission every first Sunday of the month.

Guided tours and animations
School or out-of-school groups of 10 to 20 people:

5 € for the guided tour and 7 € for the animated guided tour.Coller

Offset visit with family: Adult 6 € and child 4 €
Reservations required one week in advance: +32 (0) 69/88 91 40 or +32 (0) 495/47 39 71


PMR
Ground floor wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs allowed.

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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Langue d'accueil

French

Equipement

Shop - Parking

Visites

Guide available/groups - FR

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