We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Musee de la Tapisserie (Tapestry Museum)

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Place Reine Astrid 9, Tournai 7500, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 69 23 42 85
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 17 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Exhibition

The first sunday of the month museums are free, except thgose who have a special exhibition

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 May 2012
chouky50
,
Mol
Add Photo Write a Review

17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 5: English reviews
Ghent, Belgium
Level Contributor
334 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

In all, there are 10 medieval tapestries displayed, most of which are exquisite in form and preservation. They are also very nicely displayed, the ones hanging higher can be seen from the upper floor balconies. The booklet (in French and Dutch) with explanation is detailed, telling the scenes displayed and highlighting certain feature for each tapestry. There is also a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Katrien S
Toronto
Level Contributor
181 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Only a few historical tapestries and not real history of the art form. Interesting contemporary work and some post WWII work but disappointing that they do not really promote the full glory of the art.

Helpful?
Thank marekw
Fussa, Japan
Level Contributor
214 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is not a museum of tapestries from the middle ages but more a museum devoted to various forms of textile art.. About 90% of everything on display is modern and a great many works are also abstract. There are too few explanations in English to make it worth viewing. In some cases the lighting is so low that it... More 

Helpful?
Thank Prepcook
Kent
Level Contributor
100 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

Wonderful display of medieval tapestries, combined with modern textile works, could benefit from more explanation of how tapestries were produced, but very worth a visit

Helpful?
Thank BigG1
Mol
Level Contributor
37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

The first sunday of the month museums are free, except thgose who have a special exhibition

Helpful?
1 Thank chouky50

Travellers who viewed Musee de la Tapisserie (Tapestry Museum) also viewed

 
Tournai, Hainaut Province
Tournai, Hainaut Province
 

Been to Musee de la Tapisserie (Tapestry Museum)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Musee de la Tapisserie (Tapestry Museum) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?