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Musee du Folklore (Folklore Museum)

Reduit des Sions, Tournai, Belgium
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Tournai
Type: Museums, History Museums
Description: Many diverse exhibits in two 17th century buildings.
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English first
Telford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The museum contains a bit of everything. One could spend hours. Unfortunately all information is in French only. Very old-fashioned layout of the museum. I was the only visitor which does not mean the chap at the till took the time to help me find the stairs to the toilet. He just turned away. Another man came forward and escorted... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This museum has loads of stuff to look at. However, there is not a word of English available to tell you just what you are looking at.

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Well worth a visit is this fascinating, intelligently conceived Musée du Folklore set out in a striking seventeenth-century building, which explores the daily lives and occupations of Tournai’s citizens over the ages. Among the exhibits are engaging scenes with lifelike figures of Tournaisiens working: at a loom, in a forge, a cobbler’s shop, a farm kitchen, a bar, a pharmacy,... More

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
71 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

It is only 2 euros entrance fee and there are 3 floors of amazing exhibits. It was like a tardis the rooms just kept going on from one to another. You could spend all day there, there was so much to see crammed in every corner. It is not necessary to know any french as a lot of the exhibits... More

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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296 reviews 296 reviews
42 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

Much bigger inside than it looks from the outside. A marvellous collection, painstakingly collected and displayed. I am not usually a museam person, disliking looking at old coins, broken pottery, swords and armour and musty old clothes but this is different. I really enjoyed it. (also worth noting that, although entrance is inexpensive, museums are free on the first Sunday... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

We spent a fascinating one hour and half ( not long enough ) viewing this mix of local culture, industry and history. It clearly demonstrated the regional importance that Tournai had held in the past. The staff were very courteous and helpful with our enquiries. We will certainly return when we next visit Tournai and spend longer viewing the exhibits.

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