Visit : Museum/Discover
Museum of Photography in Charleroi
© WBT - Denis Erroyaux
GPS : Place des Essarts
Avenue Paul Pastur 11
6032 MONT-SUR-MARCHIENNE (CHARLEROI)
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- Opening Dates
- All year round
- Tuesday-Sunday : 10:00-18:00
- All year round
The Museum of Photography in Charleroi is the most important photography museum in Europe. Permanent and temporary exhibitions await you.
- The Museum of Photography is the most important in Europe.
- Much more than a photograph museum.
The museum in a few words
The Museum of Photography in Charleroi is situated in Mont-sur-Marchienne in a former convent. It is the largest and one of the most important museum of photography in Europe, spread over a 6000m² space, with a collection of 80,000 photographs, of which 800 are permanently exhibited.
The museum organises temporary exhibitions on a regular basis, with around 3 exhibitions every 4 months, ensuring that visitors can return to the museum often and experience something new each time.
Library, café, boutique, park and "Amis du Musée" (Friends of the Museum)
Over 13,000 titles and 4,000 files dedicated to photography are accessible to the public in the Museum of Photography library. The museum boutique offers you museum publications, photography works, gadgets and lots of different ideas for decoration and gifts. To quench your thirst or for a little snack, the museum café awaits you in a peaceful setting. There, you can choose from a wide range of sandwiches, salads and pasta dishes.
The museum park, which surrounds the museum, has 85 ares of outstanding trees, which are classified as part of cultural heritage inventory. A great spot to get some fresh air after an exhibition visit.
Being an Amis de Musée permits you to benefit from exceptional advantages. Learn more about them here.
The Museum of Photography is open from Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm.
Closed on Mondays, 25 December and 1 January.
A visit lasts around 3 hours.
All information regarding visits can be found here.
Free for children under the age of 12 and for Amis du Musée.
The Museum of Photography will illustrate a film roll of your life.
Tourist information on the town CHARLEROI
- Charleroi, a city on the up. Visit it as a couple
- Visit Charleroi as a family, with children aged 6 to 12
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