|MONS : Museums|
History of Mons
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St. Waudru Church
Traditions and processions
Click on the image to visit the web site of the Saint Waudru Church (In French only)
Click on the image to visit the web site of the Mundaneum
city of Mons is home to several interesting museums. A few highlights :
Information : +32 (0)65/ 31.53.43
Open from tuesday till sunday from 12 a.m. till 6 p.m. (Fridays until 20 p.m) 2. Treasure of the Sainte Waudru Church.
In the old chapter room of the church several art objects belonging to the church can be seen : manuscripts, silver and gold work from the 12th until the 19th century, alabaster statues by the famous Renaissance sculptor Jacques Du Broeucq, and, last but not least, the famous "Car d'or" (golden wagon) of the Mons procession.
Place du Chapitre - 7000 Mons
Information: +32 (0)65/ 33.55.80 or +32 (0)65/87.57.75
Open daily (except on Mondays) from 1.30 a.m. till 6 p.m. (Sundays : 5 p.m.) from 1 March till 30 November.
3. The Museum of Fine Arts.
The original museum was built in 1908, and later adapted in 1970 by architect Ernest Vandestrate. The collections represents the different painting, etching and sculpture schools of Mons and the province of Hainaut during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Rue Neuve, 8 - 7000 Mons
Information: +32 (0)65 / 40.53.06 or 40.53.08
Open from Tuesday till Saturday from 12 a.m. till 6 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.
4. Museum of Natural History.