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Musee de la Vie Wallonne

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Interesting depiction of the short but eventful history of Wallonia

Tracing the history of the region through the creation of Belgium right up to the present day the... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2017
TimDiggle
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Interesting collection depicting Liege history.

The museum contains a number of artifacts and exhibits displaying various aspects of life in and... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2017
Michael D
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San Antonio, Texas
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The new museum course invites you to a discovery of life in Wallonia from the 19th century till the present. A sophisticated scenography depicts objects and archival material and mixes ancient and contemporary elements. The five themes we encounter...more
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Cour des Mineurs, Liege 4000, Belgium
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+32 4 237 90 50
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Tracing the history of the region through the creation of Belgium right up to the present day the museum concentrates upon examples from or models of items used in the homes and industry of the area. Like other areas in the coal and steel belts...More

1  Thank TimDiggle
Reviewed March 6, 2017

The museum contains a number of artifacts and exhibits displaying various aspects of life in and around Liege. I was able to tour in a little over one hour.

1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed October 7, 2016

We spent two hours in this museum because there is so much to see and learn. Highlights are the clay sculptures by Léopold Harzé, the documentation on how Wallonia came to be and their nostalgic toys exhibition. Word of advice: ask for a free audio-guide.

2  Thank Elena B
Reviewed October 2, 2016

I took advantage of the free entrance ticket offered by the Museum during the weekend of the Fêtes de Wallonie (3rd weekend of September) to visit, and enjoyed the late opening - until 7 p.m. All kinds of objects, evoking every aspect of life in...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2016

The exhibits were extremely varied and interesting. I speak French, so didn't look for English explanations, but I don't think there were (m)any. Occasionally I got lost, and finding your way out can be time-consuming.

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Reviewed November 27, 2015

The museum is located in a nice old building, but I found little of interest inside. Some information about carnaval is alright. There's a guillotine, also alright. Some information about mining, but I had visited the mine in Blegy beforehand, so not much news there....More

1  Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed October 23, 2014

The museum is very well done and explained by an audio guide in whatever language you need. There are many interesting exhibits and memorabilia and much to learn as you explore. It covers from ancient Walloon times up to the present. This is a great...More

1  Thank poettraveller
Reviewed September 27, 2014

I am sure many locals have never visited this museum but there are a lot of interesting things to see. Our favorites are the old photographic plates of local life and coal mining in the past century, and the example of an old classroom. There...More

1  Thank 153Bee
Reviewed June 27, 2012

I'm an American who was a French minor in college -- 20 years ago. Much of my fluency has evaporated, but I enjoyed la Musee de al Vie Wallonne immensely. A little background: Belgium is split culturally between a Dutch north (Flanders) and a French...More

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