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Musee du Folklore (Folklore Museum)

Reduit des Sions, Tournai, Belgium
+32 69 22 40 69
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Amazing place

Wow, like a tardis!! Had no idea when we entered how much there was inside. Set out over three... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Daisymay2011
Local history

This is a great place for those who love visuals of local historical progressions... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2016
Prepcook
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Many diverse exhibits in two 17th century buildings.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
8 Aug 2016
“Amazing place”
19 Jun 2016
“Local history”
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Reduit des Sions, Tournai, Belgium
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+32 69 22 40 69
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Wow, like a tardis!! Had no idea when we entered how much there was inside. Set out over three floors with one room leading to another, to another. ...... etc. So well kept and informative, a delight to visit. Would thoroughly recommend calling there if...More

Thank Daisymay2011
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is a great place for those who love visuals of local historical progressions. Clothing,textiles,tools and professional equipment from a generous cross-section of society are represented here. You can really appreciate how people in the area lived in comparison to how they live now and...More

1  Thank Prepcook
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I can go there many many times. It's truly represent what Tournai was and how it changed...RE its folklore, architecture etc.

Thank Philippe D
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

What an incredible place! The displays that wander throughout rooms on three floors and two buildings are filled with examples of centuries of life in this small town in Belgium. The name "Folklore" is somewhat misleading. There are rooms set up exactly as they might...More

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This place is amazing. So full of so many local things from Tournai,you could spend hours here. I would thoroughly recommend it for a cultural experience.

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 29 October 2013

The museum contains a bit of everything. One could spend hours. Unfortunately all information is in French only. Very old-fashioned layout of the museum. I was the only visitor which does not mean the chap at the till took the time to help me find...More

1  Thank nepomukia
Reviewed 28 June 2013

This museum has loads of stuff to look at. However, there is not a word of English available to tell you just what you are looking at.

Thank Cliff_Lynn
Reviewed 19 June 2013

Well worth a visit is this fascinating, intelligently conceived Musée du Folklore set out in a striking seventeenth-century building, which explores the daily lives and occupations of Tournai’s citizens over the ages. Among the exhibits are engaging scenes with lifelike figures of Tournaisiens working: at...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 1 September 2012

It is only 2 euros entrance fee and there are 3 floors of amazing exhibits. It was like a tardis the rooms just kept going on from one to another. You could spend all day there, there was so much to see crammed in every...More

2  Thank LadyFranklyn
Reviewed 8 December 2011

Much bigger inside than it looks from the outside. A marvellous collection, painstakingly collected and displayed. I am not usually a museam person, disliking looking at old coins, broken pottery, swords and armour and musty old clothes but this is different. I really enjoyed it....More

3  Thank malabarfly
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