Musée de la Photographie

Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi: Hours, Address, Musée de la Photographie Reviews: 4.5/5

Musée de la Photographie
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Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium25,021 contributions
‘deal for a rainy day
Dec 2019
We visited the photography museum of Charleroi for the special exhibition on ‘Photography as a weapon of class struggle’ and soon realised we would have to come back to explore the permanent collection in full. The place is huge! We loved the setting: a neo-gothic red-brick former Carmelite Convent with white inside walls and an atmospheric cloister.

Several reviewers complain the museum is way out of town and difficult to reach. Everything is relative, of course, but it’s only about 4 km from the centre. As seasoned city trippers we had no difficulties finding it. Upon leaving the main railway station (Charleroi-Sud) we found the bus station on the left and bought a one-day pass (cheaper than a return ticket, we were told). In under 15 minutes busses 70, 71 and 170 (platform 13) leave you in front of the museum. Get off at ‘Place de Mont-sur-Marchienne’. Because not all buses take the same route on the way back to the centre we didn’t wait at the bus stop in front of the museum but walked to the next stop a few hundred meters in the direction of the centre where more busses pass. The only problem are possible transportation strikes.

We made a pit stop at the lovely museum café looking out over a garden at the back. It offers a number of reasonably priced light lunch options and sweet treats. We had a tasty soup with a freshly made omelette and couldn’t resist the fruit pie with cream.

With our Belgian Museum Pass we paid an extra 3.5 euros to visit the special exhibitions and the permanent collection. Otherwise the entrance fee is 7 euros, but there are several reduced rates. Very affordable for a museum where you may happily spend a few hours.
Written December 12, 2019
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tizzina74
Milan, Italy23 contributions
Very interesting museum in a unique location
Apr 2019 • Friends
The museum has interesting expositions and lots of material for photography lovers. The location is amazing, an old convent of carmelite nuns completely renewed internally while keeping the original external beauty. There are different exhibition rooms distributed into 3 floors with the possibility of collateral activities for children. Lots of old cameras also from previous centuries are in exposition. The cafeteria is nice and meals cooked at the moment are very good.
Written April 28, 2019
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Cimmerianbloke
Overijse, Belgium424 contributions
For photographers or photography buffs
Mar 2018 • Friends
I had the opportunity to visit the museum with my photography teacher and class, we had a great overview given by a guide, the museum displays all the great names of the medium; Sander, Cameron, Capa, Doisneau, Adams, and a dozens more. A good chunk of the museum is devoted to Belgian photographers and temporary exhibitions. The building itself is worth a look, entry fee is decent and you can buy a 15€ pass for a whole year and thus have access to all temporary exhibitions held during 12 months. IMO, the best way to visit is to read about photography history before visiting to fully enjoy the images during your time at the museum.
Written March 25, 2018
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LnTetraline
Nivelles, Belgium6 contributions
A must in wallonia
Oct 2017 • Family
To me, the Charleroi’s Museum if photography is one of the mist to see places in walloonia, the vision of the management, the quality of the exhibitions that bridge charleroi to the world without forgetting a local anchoring makes it a place i regularly (2-3 times a year) visit when i am in Belgium. And if you dont like photography but live architecture, you’ ll enjoy the site, a former convent!! Ling life to the museum of Charleroi!
Written October 2, 2017
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annp2706
Brussels, Belgium10 contributions
Disappointment
May 2017 • Couples
This place is not really up to being worth visit. Too messy and not up to what it could be. I had a feeling of " is that all there is? " Some good ideas but no real dedication to the art of photography.
Written September 26, 2017
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RNBKK
Bangkok, Thailand319 contributions
If passing the region, absolutely not to miss…
Jul 2017 • Family
If you happen to drive around Belgium, this is one of the Photography museums to see. Rather easy to find with your GPS, it's an older building and a park converted into a rather very interesting place. Multiple rooms with differents artists from all over. It has as well a very collection of ancient photographs and an entire line-up of cameras. To note as well the foray into TV imagery and various process such stereo photography… It has a very pleasant small coffee-shop perfect for a break into the visit. The park figures a few large prints from various artist.
Written September 6, 2017
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emilia473
Europe7 contributions
Beautiful collections and interesting changing exhibitions
Aug 2017 • Solo
A fascinating big collection of photos through ages in a beautiful old monastery converted into a museum. Nice cafeteria next to a small park.
Written August 30, 2017
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25ervinr
Budapest, Hungary120 contributions
Spending time before cacthing flight
Mar 2017 • Couples
Its nothing extra to see there, but if you have time you can visit this museum, has some nice pictures. Liked the modern pictures from 19-20th century,and the cameras exhibited there as well.
Written March 5, 2017
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PeterAuweraert
4 contributions
Super museum, a must see
Jan 2017 • Solo
The permanent collection is in itself worth a visit and with the additional funding the museum will get this year they should be able to have three special exhibitions each year (we were told by the very friendly staff at the reception desk). The kids' section is also very well done, so it is a good family outing destination as well.
Written January 7, 2017
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michelpierre1958
Marchin, Belgium64 contributions
Musée de La Photograhie
Mar 2016 • Business
Museum hosted in an ancient cloister depicting the history of photopraphy from the early beginnings to modern age.
Awesome rooms and a very reasonable price.
The museum café is a peaceful place before having a stroll in the parc.
Written March 17, 2016
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