"Grand Moulin" of Arenberg and its Porphyry Museum
Rue du Docteur Colson 8
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The Rebecq Tourist Office invites you to the Grand Moulin of Arenberg and Porphyry Museum. It is an invitation to discover Walloon Brabant.
- History, culture and heritage await you,
- the Porphyry Museum,
- what you need to know before your visit.
Discover the history of the Grand Moulin d'Arenberg
The Grand Moulin d'Arenberg is located in the heart of the village of Rebecq. A gem in the Walloon Brabant heritage crown, the Grand Moulin d'Arenberg is an unmissable cultural pole.
The Grand Moulin was already operative in the first half of the 15th century by millers and belonged to the Dukes of Arenberg towards 1607.
The Grand Moulin today includes an impressive machine-room, three floors for exhibitions and other cultural events. It also houses the village library, the Syndicat d'Initiative de Rebecq and the Porphyry Museum.
Porphyry is a volcanic rock. It is extremely hard and was used to cobble the streets of Belgium.
The Quenast quarries which have extracted porphyry since the 18th century, form the largest open-air quarry in Europe
The Mill houses the permanent porphyry - stone extracted from the Quarry of Quenast - museum on the first floor and on the 3 spacious floors, there is an entire exhibition programme all year round up to the Christmas market (2nd weekend of December).
Useful information and group information
Open according to the exhibition programme info: +32 (0)67/63 70 67
Or on the website.
Children up to and including 12 years old.
Possibility of guided tours for groups on request.
INDICE PASSE-PARTOUT: 150321
Come and visit a part of the cultural and industrial history of Walloon Brabant at the Grand Moulin d'Arenberg and the Porphyry Museum.
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