Prehistomuseum

Prehistomuseum, Flemalle: Hours, Address, Prehistomuseum Reviews: 4.5/5

Prehistomuseum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
For the first time in Europe, a museum stretches out over 30 hectares. It is not simply restricted to one single building containing archaeological collections but rather is spread out in the forest, marked out by unique experiences, each one opening a different door on the past. It is you who creates your path, your own travel diary through time and space. The Prehistomuseum is: 1 classified cave 2 permanent exhibitions 2 temporary exhibitions per year 9 outdoor experiences 12 practical workshops 1 archeorestaurant 1 plain of mammoth games 8km of forest walks 1 attractive shop 1 auditorium with 170 seats Series of lectures 1 training and research centre 1 presentation area for companies The original and offbeat 30 hectare museum for the whole family.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Traveling Mommy
Liege, Belgium12 contributions
Christmas special was great
Dec 2019 • Family
I went with my toddler and baby for the activities during Christmas, and we loved it. The highlight was the visit to the dark cave. He did it twice.

All the staff were very friendly and Santa was great with his stories and Q&A :)

The only negative thing is that it was very hard to take the baby stroller to the cave and Santa’s place because a few parts were very muddy. Also, there were parts with gravel and the stroller was stuck.

A few notes to parents:
- if you have a baby with your toddler, you need to be two adults, one to stay with the baby outside so you can visit the cave with your toddler (mandatory to accompany the child)
- in winter, the child should wear rubber boots because a few parts are muddy and slippery.
- the place has a baby changer and stools for kids to reach the sinks.
- the staff were very kind and allowed me to use a chair in their meeting room to nurse my baby.
Written January 2, 2020
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Thank you so much for the comment and your notes!
Written January 14, 2020
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HoudiElbow
Dinas Cross, UK8 contributions
Holiday day out
Aug 2019 • Family
Really nice interesting place. Not so much prehistoric as we thought but how man first lived and worked the land. Cafe had superb food. Staff friendly and helpful and tried to translate to English where possible.
Written August 11, 2019
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Hello, thank you for your comment!
Written September 17, 2019
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ilgrauls
Vilvoorde, Belgium26 contributions
Hands on activities for all ages
Dec 2017 • Family
We went to celebrate my mum's birthday even though the public was warned not to use the highway if not necesssary. We had to park at the bottom of the hill because the car couldn't get up the slope.
We started with a workshop at 11. Parents and kids made a hand drill out of silex and udes it to pierce slate and shells to make a necklace. Then we made fire using tinder and pyrite and silex.
There are 2 tours, about 700 meter long, where you can shoot realistic targets of horse, fox, bison, deer, etc. You can choose bow and arrow or a spear. There is an instruction video in French, Dutch, English or German which stresses safety.
The temporary exhibit about Cro Magnon man was also in those 4 languages and very nicely presented. About a dozen places let the kids do things with silex on a wire. Puzzle some scrapers back onto the ball of silex etc.
For the normal exhibit you get a tablet each to scan qr codes which ring 3D objects to life mostly.
The food at the restaurant was ok, not all all your usual fare. The Croque Magnon was good for instance. The beer selection was pretty good and local stuff you don't see outside of Liège. Also I hadn't seen most of the merchandise anywhere else.
All in all a very wellspent day I can advise to all parents of kids between 7 and 17.
You pay by the hour by the way.
Written December 11, 2017
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paul s
Brussels, Belgium508 contributions
Great experience, scaleable to your own choice
Mar 2017 • Couples
Large domain with free parking space offering different experiences from prehistoric times: indoor museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions, outdoor park with plants and animals (in summer), a cave you visit without a guide and without light! (you get a helmet with a lamp and have to find the way yourself), different workshops (we opted for "making fire with stones"), a prehistoric house, restaurant with "prehistoric" food, etc. Great activity on a sunny day, also for kids. You pay on the way out.
Written March 18, 2017
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Isabelle R
Brussels, Belgium252 contributions
Price different if you stayed in 1-2-3 hours of more : interesting
Jul 2016 • Family
Closed by car of the center of Liège, I recommend to go with children older than 6 years. The parckplace is free. Don't lost your entrance tickets because you used them to pay when going out. We did 2 activity, it takes us minder than 2 hours and we payed 14 €. 5 minutes more and we had payed 21 € for an adult and a teenager.
We went first in a tiny cave. You go in without guide. To recommend for the first experience for children. It takes only 10 minutes. After, we could go in the forest and after we went for hunting with lech ....It was exhausted to climb on the path.... Not with a childrenbuggen "stroller " in English(?). Nice moment. There is a nice and modern restaurant to eat them... a museum..... I recommend it only for children who walk.
Written July 19, 2016
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seolram
Leiden, The Netherlands900 contributions
Ramioul: Great day out, lots to experience
Apr 2012 • Couples
Such a lot of fun at Ramioul! You can get several kinds of tickets and we had the all inclusive one... so we started our day with 'hunting prehistoric animals', we got an explanation on how to use a spear and went on our merry way into the woods, where you get to throw the spear at styrofoam animals. After an hour of 'hunting'we went into the ínteractive' museum, This was okay, not too spectacular, good for children I guess....

Then we had lunch at the canteen-like restaurant, not really cozy, but the meal was great: vegetable soup, fresh bread, nuts,dried meat and a fruitjelly, served with 2 local beers.

After that we went hunting again: this time with bow and arrow. We had to be back in time to join 'the animation'. Again: great for kids, for us the information was a bit childish.

Too bad though we had to be somewhere later in the afternoon, so we missed the experience of making fire and stone tools. But what we really regret missing is the cave... But I guess that was really at the end of the animated tour...

Loved the activity, would be even better if you could visit the cave in a roulation- system: part of the group goes to the caves, part of the group visits the experience part and part of the group gets information about the different era's.
Now we had to wait, and we were there early in the morning, the day got really long this way...
Written May 22, 2012
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