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Visite guidée du Musée de folklore de Tournai

Visite guidée du Musée de folklore de Tournai

The Tournai Tourist Office is organising a guided tour of the Folklore Museum on Sunday 7 June. Fifty yards from Grand-Place, housed in an authentic 17th Century building, the museum shows you what life was like in Tournai from 1800 to 1850. Twenty-three exhibition rooms covering a floor area of 1,100 square metres (about 12,000 square feet) exhibit collections which are as rich as they are varied, by means of reconstitutions (of a pharmacy, a chapel, a forge, a cabaret, a kitchen, a classroom), through putting objects in their original contexts, by means of dummies and richly furnished display cases. The jeu de fer (a typically Tournaisian game), in the old cabaret, and also the large relief (or 3D) map of Tournai under Louis XIV in 1701 alone are also worth a look. All of the walls of the rooms are covered in old paintings and old posters which illustrate the atmosphere of bygone days. As regards each theme, discover objects which bear witness to the past – old trades, printing, porcelain, the section about the nobility, religion, military regimes, domestic civil objects, carnival time, puppets, giants, medicine, pharmacies, schooling, fashion, societies, music, artists, models of Tournai from olden times. Meeting at 3 o'clock, Réduit des Sions. Price :4 euros/person. Gratis for under 12. Museum gratis for everybody. Informations : +32 69 22 20 45 or tourisme@tournai.be.

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