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Located in a grand neo-classical hotel de maître, this museum, which was opened in 1990, hosts permanent collections made up of prestigious antique tapestries from the 15th and 16th Centuries, which just some of the jewels in the crown of this museum and of tapestry art in Tournai from that period.
Also displayed there are more modern works, notably some by Dubrunfaut, Somville and Deltour, members of the “Force Murales” group, a collective which inspired a renaissance in tapestry art.
The last floor enables visitors to view the audacious and surprising approaches taken by some contemporary creators.
Within its walls the museum hosts the TAMAT, which safeguards and preserves tapestry and textile heritage from the collections of the Tournai municipal authorities, of the Province Of Hainault and of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. A restoration workshop is, furthermore, hosted by the museum.
As of Saturday 19 February 2022, TAMAT will change its closing day to every Monday (instead of Tuesday).
In order to create a new space for the exhibition "Tournai, Textile Territory" located on the ground floor, we would like to inform you that TAMAT will be closed from 7 to 17 February 2023.
From 1st April till 31st October (summer time)
Open daily from 9.30 to 12.30 am & from 1.30 to 5.30 pm (closed on Monday)
From 1st November till 31st March (winter time)
Open daily from 9.30 to 12.00 am & from 2.00 à 5.00 pm (closed on Monday en Sunday morning)
- 3€/Students (18-26 years old, on presentation of a student card), disabled people, teachers and job seekers
- 1,25€/Article 27
- FREE for children (under 18 years old, outside school), Press
- FREE/1st Sunday of the month