A short list of 15 museums throughout Belgium that will be particularly interesting for children of all ages and interests.
Visit the WW1 Experience Centre in Tildonk and discover how locals coped with the occupation.
Read this before you visit the superbly renovated Africa Museum in Tervuren and it will help you make the most of your time there.
After years of renovation, Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen opens on June 17th 2018 I was delighted to be invited to the press event prior to the opening of the new Museum Hof Van Busleyden in Mechelen. Actually I felt very privileged. The press tour for Dutch […]
The Vervet Forest is the story of five orphan baby monkeys and the struggle to save their forest home in South Africa
A highly enjoyable museum to visit – especially with football-crazy kids! But you don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy this museum. It’s located in FC Genk’s stadium, and heavily features the club’s history. You can even dress up as a Genk supporter!
An exhibition at the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres focuses on the contribution of Canadian soldiers in the First World War
The Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 is dedicated to the horrendous bloodbath that was the Battle of Passchendaele. It displays numerous artefacts from the battle, a Dugout Experience that takes you underground into a mock-up of the British Army’s quarters, and reconstructions of trenches.
Talbot House in Poperinge is one of the most evocative First World War sites in Belgium. It was used by soldiers for rest and relaxation before returning to the Front. It’s still very much as it used to be 100 years ago.
Mostly everyone in Flanders knows that the first Sunday after the Easter Holidays is the annual Heritage Day (Erfgoeddag). But if you’ve recently arrived in Flanders from a different planet, here’s a short guide to what it’s all about.
The tiny village of Vollezele was once the hub of a thriving Belgian export industry.
A post with a difference today. But still within the theme of “discovering Belgium”. I would like to draw your attention to a double exhibition called War and Trauma taking place in Ghent and Ypres that focuses on the physical and mental consequences of war, from the First […]
Mmm. tasty! An excellent place to visit in the Ardennes when it’s raining
With the cold winter weather making outdoor trips difficult, if not impossible, here’s another strange but fascinating Belgian museum to visit (from February 1st when it re-opens). However, if you recently kicked the habit and have just stubbed out your last Marlboro, then the National Tobacco Museum in […]
Antwerp has been an important silver production centre for five hundred years. This activity is based first and foremost on the fame of Antwerp’s many silversmiths and jewellers, restorers and silver collectors, but also on the city’s numerous vocational schools. The Sterckshof Silver Museum houses over 1400 silver […]