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Museums and unmissable visits in Mons


In 2015, the city of Mons will be opening 5 new museums dedicated to art, remembrance and its rich selection of UNESCO-listed tangible and intangible heritage. Cultural treasures and other unmissable visits await you.

 

Not to be missed: the BAM in Mons

The Fine Arts Museum is undergoing a transformation and will host, from 25 January 2015, the "Van Gogh in the Borinage exhibition which is one of the European Capital of Culture's major events.

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BAM - Beaux Arts de Mons - Mons Fine Arts Museum

BAM - Beaux Arts de Mons - Mons Fine Arts Museum
© Rino Noviello Light

The BAM, Mons Fine Arts museum, is a museum to be (re)discovered and a cultural creation space that hosts many events....

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François Duesberg Museum

François Duesberg Museum
© FTPH - c. Carpentier

Discover the extraordinary decorative arts Museum in Mons, the François Duesberg Museum. An outstanding collection of new before seen, rare objects await you....

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Grand-Hornu historical site: Industrial Archaeology & Temporary Exhibitions

Grand-Hornu historical site: Industrial Archaeology & Temporary Exhibitions
© SPW-Patrimoine - Guy Focant

The Grand-Hornu, one of the major mining sites in Wallonia, was listed as a Unesco World Heritage site in 2012....

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Le Pass - The Science Adventure Park

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Le Pass - The Science Adventure Park
© Pass - S. Brison

The Pass is a group of interactive exhibitions that help you discover science differently was a family. Only 6km from Mons....

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MAC's - Museum of Contemporary Art of the French-speaking Community

MAC's - Museum of Contemporary Art of the French-speaking Community
© Gobert

The MAC's, the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Belgium's French-speaking Community, is found on the UNESCO-listed Grand-Hornu mining site....

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Mons Belfry, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mons Belfry, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
© DR

This proud symbol of Mons' identity, affectionately known as "el catiau", was erected in the 17th century after the bell tower collapsed in 1661....

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Mons Doudou Museum and JArdin du Mayeur

Mons Doudou Museum and JArdin du Mayeur
© Gregory Mathelot

Located in the Jardin du Mayeur, in the heart of Mons, the Mons Doudou Museum will open its doors in spring 2015....

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Mons Town Hall

Mons Town Hall
© Visitmons - Gregory Mathelot

The oldest part of the Town Hall, located at the heart of the city, was constructed between 1458 and 1477...

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Mundaneum - The Wallonia-Brussels Federation Archive Centre

Mundaneum - The Wallonia-Brussels Federation Archive Centre
© frederic raevens

The Mundaneum, archive centre and exhibition space is an unmissable cultural spot for discovering Mons, the European Capital of Culture 2015....

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Neolithic flint mines in Spiennes

Neolithic flint mines in Spiennes
© WBT - J.L. Flémal

The neolithic splint mines in Spiennes are a listed World UNESCO heritage site....

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SINT-CALIXTE'S CHAPEL

SINT-CALIXTE'S CHAPEL
© F. Daniel - Jemappes

The St-Calixte's Chapel (11th century) has been restored and houses the Museum of the Count's Castle (archeological discoveries, medieval iconography...), audiovisual show....

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Treasure of the St-Waudru's Collegiate Church in Mons

Treasure of the St-Waudru's Collegiate Church in Mons
© OPT-Joseph Jeanmart

This is one of the most beautiful collections of goldsmith's works in Belgium ranging from the12th to the 19th century....

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Van Gogh's House, the Maison du Marais in Cuesmes

Van Gogh's House, the Maison du Marais in Cuesmes
© OT Mons / Quentin Dardenne

Situated near to Mons, the Maison du Marais is dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh, one of the greatest painters from the 19th century....

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