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2 soleilsThe Puppetry Centre for the Wallonia-Brussels Federation

The Puppetry Centre for the Wallonia-Brussels Federation
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The Tournai Puppetry Centre invites you to discover the art of puppetry in all its forms.

The Puppetry Centre is a true hub dedicated to the research and promotion of the art of puppetry. Located in the heart of Tournai, in a former town mansion, the Puppetry Centre brings together a collection of almost 2500 puppets, both contemporary and traditional, from around the world.

The centre puts on lots of creation and promotional activities, such as supporting young creators thanks to residencies, in addition to organising 2 biannual festivals, workshops and training programmes.

The Museum for the art of Puppetry

The museum unveils its incredible collection in its permanent exhibition which is changed every year. The centre also offers travelling and themed exhibitions. Interactive guided tours of the exhibitions immerse you in this fascinating world.

Practical information

Opening times
Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm.

Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm,
Weekends and public holidays from 2pm to 6pm.

Admission prices
Adults €2.50,
Children from 3 to 12 years €2,
Groups with a minimum of 10 people €2/adult and €1.50/child.
Free entry on the first Sunday of the month.

Guided tours and activities

School groups and extracurricular groups from 10 to 20 people: €6pp.
Booking one week in advance is obligatory: +32(0)69 88 91 40 or +32(0)495 47 39 71

Persons with reduced mobility
The ground floor is accessible to persons using a wheelchair. Guide dogs allowed.

Car park Library or documentation centre Shop ACCESSIBLE BY TRAIN


  • tel. : +32 (0) 69 88 91 40
  • fax : +32 (0) 69 88 91 39
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