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 ecological transition.
Every last sunday of the month :
Clog Making !
To visit the museum you have to :
- wear a mask
- pay only by card
You can also book your visit here.
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 + holidays :
10:30-18:00 (01/04 - 31/10)
13:30-17:00 (01/11 - 31/03)
Last entrance 1h before close time
Ecomusée du Viroin
Rue Eugène Defraire 63
T: +32 (0)60 39 96 24
Tickets (duration of the visit : 1h)
Adult : 4€
Senior : 3€
Student : 3€
Kid (+6) : 2€
Free the first sunday of the month
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 Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse region. It tells the story of men and women, craftmen, farmers and villagers...
A new exhibition every year
Clogs ! A story...
02/02/2020 - 31/08/2021
At the crossroads between history, crafts and folklore, wooden clogs have worn the feet of our ancestors, peasants, workers and sailors, for centuries. They inspired poets, storytellers, singers and painters such as Brueghel, Millet and Van Gogh… Omnipresent in the popular world of the 19th and early 20th centuries, they bear witness to labor and emancipatory fights.
Today, if they seem to be mainly associated with the folk world, they still wear the craftsman and the gardener in search of forgotten comfort. The clogs and its slipper, well adapted to the foot of its user, is light, solid, protective, ecological, hygienic, dry and warm.
In the clogmaker workshop
Enter in the clogmaker workshop and decorate, in family, according to a traditional method, a small wooden clog to take home.
+ 2€ p.p.
Wooden clogmaking demonstration.
Every last Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. (included in the entry price)
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