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Musee du Folklore (Folklore Museum)

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Address: Reduit des Sions, Tournai, Belgium
Phone Number: 069/22-40-69
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Many diverse exhibits in two 17th century buildings.

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A Real Gem

What an incredible place! The displays that wander throughout rooms on three floors and two buildings are filled with examples of centuries of life in this small town in Belgium... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Jean M
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

What an incredible place! The displays that wander throughout rooms on three floors and two buildings are filled with examples of centuries of life in this small town in Belgium. The name "Folklore" is somewhat misleading. There are rooms set up exactly as they might have been in the 1700s. Plus there are walls of beautiful art, costumes, and heart... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place is amazing. So full of so many local things from Tournai,you could spend hours here. I would thoroughly recommend it for a cultural experience.

Thank Natalie M
Telford, United Kingdom
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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 

1 Thank nepomukia
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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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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 

Thank Patricia S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 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 

2 Thank LadyFranklyn
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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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 

3 Thank malabarfly
Croydon, United Kingdom
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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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