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Temporary exhibition

DONAY! Game, Set & Match! 


EXTENSION from 03.10.2021 to 01.05.2023

Rod Laver, Jacky Brichant, Cliff Drysdale, André Agassi…and of course Björn Borg. Many players have marked the history of tennis with a DONNAY racket in hand.

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of tennis and sports equipment through an exhibition retracing the major stages of this sport and the DONNAY adventure. The exhibition brings together emblematic DONNAY objects (rackets, goodies, advertisements, etc.) as well as original archive images and videos of tennis highlights. Enough to draw a very lively and faithful trajectory of what the Couvinoise company was during the 20th century. Game, Set & Match!

Permanent exhibition

Dive into the heart of rural life! 

The Viroin Ecomuseum presents the main traditional trades once practiced in the village communities of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse. Departing from a reconstituted village square, discover thethe workshopsof several typical craftsmen of the region. Thousands of tools, explanatory panels, videos illustrate vanished or little-known village trades: forester, charcoal maker, cooper, tanner, saddler, shoemaker, clog maker, blacksmith, wheelwright... 

Also discover an industrial clog-maker's workshop dating from the beginning of the 20th century. Testimony of an industry which, at the beginning of the 20th century, made Viroinval rich. 

Outdoor course Agricultural machinery

Discover the beautiful collection ofagricultural machineryof the Viroin Ecomuseum. Witnesses to the progressive mechanization of agriculture which led in the first half of the 20th century to the revolution of the tractor, these machines, as surprising as they are ingenious, show the growing mastery of Man over his environment. Potato planter, weeder, tedder rake; each machine fulfilled a very particular role relating to the work of the earth and concentrated in it a set of know-how and ingenious techniques. 

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