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Musee de la Tapisserie (Tapestry Museum)

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Address: Place Reine Astrid 9, Tournai 7500, Belgium
Phone Number: 069/23-42-85
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The first sunday of the month museums are free, except thgose who have a special exhibition

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2012
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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In all, there are 10 medieval tapestries displayed, most of which are exquisite in form and preservation. They are also very nicely displayed, the ones hanging higher can be seen from the upper floor balconies. The booklet (in French and Dutch) with explanation is detailed, telling the scenes displayed and highlighting certain feature for each tapestry. There is also a... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Only a few historical tapestries and not real history of the art form. Interesting contemporary work and some post WWII work but disappointing that they do not really promote the full glory of the art.

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Fussa, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is not a museum of tapestries from the middle ages but more a museum devoted to various forms of textile art.. About 90% of everything on display is modern and a great many works are also abstract. There are too few explanations in English to make it worth viewing. In some cases the lighting is so low that it... More 

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Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Wonderful display of medieval tapestries, combined with modern textile works, could benefit from more explanation of how tapestries were produced, but very worth a visit

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Mol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

The first sunday of the month museums are free, except thgose who have a special exhibition

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