MuseumRoyal Museum of Mariemont

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About the museum

Have yourself a break in the Estate of Mariemont, near La Louvière, a mere 25 km away from Mons, Nivelles or Charleroi! 

When entering the 45 hectare park (free entrance all year long) you will discover huge trees, some of them being hundred-year-old or exotic specimens, sculptures and statues by renowned and local sculptors and even a few sociable animals.

Then, in the heart this park you will find the Royal Museum of Mariemont, a Museum of Art, History and mainly antiquities that will take you from ancient Greece to the Hainaut, through China and Gaul. This is how an Egyptian mummy can be found next to sculptures of Roman divinities, alongside a smiling statue of Buddha, antique gallo-roman jewels, the largest collection of porcelain from Tournai and a genuine Japanese tea house.

Most artefacts exhibited in the permanent collections were gathered by Raoul Warocqué, a rich coal magnate from the 19th century, who was passionate about art, Antiquity, books, education and history, among others. In the beginning of the 20th century, he decided to bequeath his collections to the Belgian State, along with his castle and his park.

Of course, the Museum being a Scientific Institution of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, many varied temporary exhibitions are organized by the different curators.

Don’t hesitate to come and discover the Park, wonderful in all seasons and to be amazed by the diversity of the artefacts exhibited in the Museum.


Plan your visit

  • Musée de Mariemont, Chaussée de Mariemont, Morlanwelz, La Louvière, Hainaut, Wallonia, 7140, Belgium
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  • Benoît

    4 out of 5 rating 04-05-2021

    musée de qualité dont peut s'enorgueillir la région.

  • Alex

    2 out of 5 rating 12-01-2019

    Klein museum met een beperkte collectie.

  • Delvigne

    5 out of 5 rating 07-15-2018

    Très pratique. J'ai surtout apprécié la possibilité de réécouter les différentes pistes.

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