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The Museum of Archeology of Tournai mainly presents objects of prehistoric, Gallo-Roman and Merovingian regional archeology.

Set in the old Mont-de-Piété, just 500 metres from the Grand'Place of Tournai and its Belfry, the museum contains real treasures from the primitive, Gallo-Roman and Merovingian periods.

The quaternary section traces the different stages of human evolution. Alongside local and peripheral industries, there are also several remarkable foreign pieces: bifaces of African origin, French lithic Aurignacian and Perigordian series ...

The Gallo-Roman section presents the excavations of the vast necropolis extending from the Grand Place to the Rue Perdue, with, as its centerpiece, a decorated lead sarcophagus, unique in Belgium.

The Merovingian section reveals mainly the results of the excavations of two cemeteries: that of the Park of the Town Hall and that of the Saint-Brice district where the tomb of Childeric I, the first king of the Merovingian dynasty, was discovered.

 

Additional Information

Possibility of guided tours at the Tourist Office.

As part of the European Night of Museums, which will take place on 20 May 2017, the Brasserie de Cazeau (beer Tournay) will be present from 6 pm to midnight.

Contact

Open on 17/01/2021
Rue des Carmes 8,7500Tournai
COVID-19 : 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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