On September 25, 1944, an huge explosion affected the village of Wasmes-Audemez-Briffoeil (Péruwelz entity).
A German V2 rocket had just crashed in a field, carving an impressive crater.
For 76 years, the engine nozzle * of this German V2 rocket was kept on the site of its discovery by the Hocq family.
This engine nozzle arrived at the museum on Tuesday 29/09/2020 to be restored before being exhibited to the public in spring 2021.
Current exhibition at the Military History Museum
"Tournai 2-3 September 1944: a liberated but ruined city"!
This exceptional exhibition is extended until May 31, 2021.
Due to sanitary measures, you must book your visit to the museum online in advance.
Free museums action
All our museums as well as the Belfry and the Cathedral Treasury are FREE every first Sunday of the month.