Un trait d'union entre passé, présent et futur

An Ecomuseum ... a territory .. a story.


Located in the Castle Farm of Treignes, impressive building dating back to its oldest part to sixteenth century, the Ecomuseum of the Viroin offers to its visitors and users to (re) discover the rural heritage of the Entre-Sambre and Meuse region and, through this, the past of our society and its changes from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. The museum is an illustration of the technological know-how of village communities, but also a mirror of cultural and social changes that have passed throught the region of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse for two centuries. Through scientific research, the valorization of a vast collection (tools, furniture, agricultural machinery, posters ...), events, educational animations, it is a whole knowledge and a whole history which are transmitted and share. Anchored in its time, the Ecomuseum of the Viroin also works to enhance current thinking on rurality and the notion of sustainable development.

Rue Eugène Defraire

Upcoming events

Wooden clog making demonstration

Every last sunday of the month, discover the secrets of clogs making ! Demonstration performed with two old machines, "la creuseuse" (the digger) and "la planeuse" (the planer), dating from 1924. 

Schedule : every last Sunday of the month at 4 pm (except Sunday December 31st)

Language : FR

Price : price of the entrance of the museum with access to our temporary and permanent exhibitions (we advise you to be at the museum at least one hour before the beginning of the animation if you want to visit).


Visitor information



The Museum is closed 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 & 31/12 and 01/01, 02/01 but is open every other day of the year

Week : 09:00-12:00 & 13:00-17:00

WE + holiday : 10:30-18:00 (01/04 - 05/11)

                     13:30-17:00  ( 6/11 - 31/03)

Last entrance 1h before close time


Ecomuseum of the Viroin 
Rue Eugène Defraire 63
5670 Treignes
T: +32 (0)60 39 96 24
[email protected]

Tickets (duration of the visit : 1h)

Adult : 4€

Senior : 3€

Student : 3€

Kid (+6) : 2€

Free the first sunday of the month

Our Exhibitions


In a magnificent 16 century Castle farm, the Ecomuseum of the Viroin is a link between past, present and futur. The museum focuses on the social and economical history of the beautiful Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse region. It tells the story of men and women, craftmen, farmers and villagers...  


A new exhibition every year

02/12/2018 - 17/11/2019

The cooking ? A child play !

The museum is not accessible to Persons with reduced mobility

Parking near the museum entrance

Dogs and small animals are allowed if kept on a leash

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