Tournai has 7 museums including the Puppet Centre of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the Cathedral Treasury and TAMAT.
Each museum highlights the history and popular culture of the city: its vestiges dating back to the time of the Franks, its military past, its folklore, its famous porcelain, its rich textile history...
Children will prefer to admire the curiosities of the Natural History Museum or the 2,500 pieces of the Puppet Centre, while art lovers will go to the Fine Arts Museum designed by Victor Horta to admire the only 2 Manets displayed in Belgium.
Natural History Museum and Vivarium
Opening hours of our municipal museums
From 01/04 to 31/10 (high season)
Every day from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 13.30 to 17.30 (closed on Tuesdays)
From 01/11 to 31/03 (low season)
9.30 > 12.00 / 14.00 > 17.00 (closed every Tuesday and Sunday morning)
Last tickets 30 min. before closing time
>>> All museums and the Treasure Room are free on the first Sunday of each month!
Prices of our municipal museums (from 01.01.2023)
- 4€ : individual adults (over 18 years old)
- 3€ : 6-18 year olds, students (outside Tournai), seniors, handypass, groups, youth movements, playgrounds, boarding schools, recognised youth organisations
- 2€ : schools outside the Wallonia-Brussels Federation
- 1,25€ : Article 27
- Free : children under 6, school groups from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, teachers, press, individual students (higher education) from the Tournai entity, associations linked to the museums
Good to know : the museums are FREE for everyone on the first Sunday of each month !
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