Visit : Museum/Discover
Museum of Country Life in Huissignies
© Musée de la Vie Rurale
Rue Augustin Melsens 28
7950 HUISSIGNIES (CHIEVRES)
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In this museum situated in the Hainaut province, times seems to be standing still. More than 40 rooms tell us about what life was like in the past, a time when life was hard.
Classes, mills, agriculture, forge, dairy, craftsmen's workshops describe the life of the past which we discover by means of tools and machinery that are worn away by the many gestures repeated over a thousand times.
Opening times - May-September
Sundays and public holidays from 2.30pm to 7pm.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to midday and from 1pm to 4pm.
Groups - April to October, by reservation only.
Children 6-12 years old and schools: €2
A lively museum
The Museum of Country Life proposes activities and entertainment all year round.
Beginning of May: farmers' and crafts marker.
Sundays either side of 21 July, the museum hosts: old-style threshing, artisan demonstrations and a harvest supper.
Second weekend of September:
Saturday: Journée du Patrimoine (Heritage Day)
Sunday: Party at the Museum, with various entertainment.
Tourist information on the town CHIEVRES