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Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum

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A place you need to visit for time travel

We took a bus trip to Lessines, Belgium to see the Hospital Notre Dame à la Rose. It is a time... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
Ron B
Fascinating Insights into Mediaeval Medicine and Nursing

This museum is surely unique. The nursing order of nuns died out in the 1980s and the old building... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Kate S
Crich, United Kingdom
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Place Alix de Rosoit, Lessines 7860, Belgium
+32 68 33 24 03
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

We took a bus trip to Lessines, Belgium to see the Hospital Notre Dame à la Rose. It is a time travel back to the hospital movement which developed in Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries. The oldest document in the hospital records is...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This museum is surely unique. The nursing order of nuns died out in the 1980s and the old building was about to be pulled down to make a carpark, but it was saved at the last minute and is a total gem. You need a...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed December 14, 2016

It was an old derelict part of the historic little town, the kind of grey crumbling medieval quarter. Unloved... and ready to be torn down for new parking (YIKES). Fortunately ONE passionate local gentleman saw it's potential, lobbied and battled until the Walloon region stepped...More

Thank AnnefromBelgium111
Reviewed October 30, 2016

This "hospital" is a time capsule frozen in time that is as important from a history point of view as the one in Beaune but much less known and thus much less visited, which is a shame. Short drive from Brussels but very much worth...More

Thank Ignace D
Reviewed September 17, 2016

Excellent in situ museum. Had a visit with a few students for a guided tour in English. Totally recommend this beautifully renovated historical first hospital in Europe!

Thank M T
Reviewed August 10, 2016

One of the jewels of Belgium for sure. You just can't imagine what you will find inside. The architecture, the richness of collections and ... the Chapel! Don't miss it!

Thank SebastienHouze
Reviewed July 28, 2016

If I were teaching in school, I would have definitely included a visit to this hospital into a school program. The museum includes not only a big collection of various medications, cans, creams etc, but a real rooms where people were cured, where they were...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2016

Very interesting and unique museum, very well presented and organised. A must if you are in the area.

Thank jacquesve
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Wonderful museum covering all aspects of life for the poor of Lessines if they had the misfortune to need hospital care. Lovely staff who are interested in you and your experience. Great cafe in the courtyard, a lovely place to sit and eat on a...More

Thank huytonhoofer .
Reviewed September 11, 2015

We visited as part of a large party, the guides were very knowledgeable and made the visit very interesting. It was not easy for the disabled members of our party to get everywhere, but the lift made it possible for them to see most things....More

Thank Sue P
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