Your curiosity will take you to the museums of Flanders… Paintings, sculptures and scenes of life: our museums will surprise you with their diversity and their atmosphere filled with history.
Experience a full immersion with fascinating subjects, making discovery after discovery !
Hidden away in a bourgeois house with neo-Flemish architecture, the Musée de Bailleul was created in 1859, following the legacy left by Benoît De Puydt – court registrar and passionate collector – to the city of his birth. Let yourself be surprised by the special charm of this museum, and discover its collection of art objects from the 15th to the 20th century: paintings, sculptures, ceramics, lace, graphic art and furniture.
24, rue du Musée De Puydt – BP9 – 59270 Bailleul
(+33)/(0)3 28 49 12 70
Nestled in the old Mont de Piété by architect Wenceslas Cobergher – a remarkable building from 1630 – the museum has a rich collection of paintings from the Flemish, Italian and French schools, such as the famous ‘Veilleur au chien’ (‘Watchman with a dog’) by Georges de La Tour. It also has a rich collection of drawings, some of which may be seen in a newly converted graphic arts department. It presents one or two temporary exhibits per year.
* group reservations possible
1 rue du Mont de Piété
(+33)/(0)3 28 68 13 30
From the crystal set to the tube radio and then the transistor radio, made of wood, ebonite, bakelite, plastic, true piece of furniture or small unpretentious device, the exhibited models take you on a journey to past. Didier Parent has collected radios for twenty years and he knows their history by heart. Over the years, he has collected more than 1200 models. It was time for him to share his passion. Thus, in 2012, the Musée de la Radio was opened in an old butcher shop in Boeschèpe. In total, the exhibit covers 100m² with a collection of 300 models in rotation. Whether you are an informed enthusiast or are simply curious, the Musée de la Radio is worth the detour !
26 Rue de Poperinghe
+33) (0)06 20 33 13 59
Located in Cassel, the Musée départemental de Flandre boasts a remarkable setting in terms of heritage, environment and tourism. Since it was reopened in 2010, its collections have been presented in the Hôtel de la Noble Cour, one of the most beautiful Flemish buildings in Nord-Pas de Calais. The Musée de Flandre aims to promote artistic creation in Flanders, which makes it unique. The exhibit is organised according to theme, and favours the dialogue between old works and contemporary creations, allowing visitors to discover the wealth and diversity of Flemish culture from the 15th century until today, beyond all borders. With a permanent exhibit which is constantly being renewed, major temporary exhibits and a varied cultural programme, this museum is a lively and dynamic place.
+33 (0)3 59 73 45 60 - +33 (0)3 59 73 45 59
In this magical place, barrel organs, gramophones, automatons and many other instruments play on their own. But rest assured, not all of them at once: in the kingdom of mechanical music, everyone takes turns.
Birthday parties possible (on request).
For groups, all year by reservation
2 Rue de L’Hollebecque
+33 (0)3 28 49 13 13
The Musée de la vie frontalière calls to mind a bygone age, presenting the human and cultural progress represented by the abolition of borders since 1993. The true treasure of the collection of objects and documents presented in this museum is the border territory of Godewaersvelde and its surroundings, inhabitants, paths, the Mont des Cats, taverns, ponds and woods. The museum was recently enhanced by collections of archaeological objects seized by the customs directorate, counterfeit objects and very beautiful ivory. Come and discover the spirit of the place and Flemish culture in all of its generosity and friendliness.
98 rue de Callicanes
+33 (0)3 28 42 08 52
Located in the impressive Couvent des Augustins whose architecture is typical of the Flemish Renaissance, the Musée d’Hazebrouck presents its collections centred on three themes: regional ethnology based on the city’s five emblematic giants and reconstituted Flemish cuisine, 17th century painting (Rubens, Van Dyck, Teniers, etc.) and finally, sacred art. The regional school and beautiful 19th century portraits complete this rich collection.
Place Georges Degroote 59190 Hazebrouck
+33 (0)3 28 43 44 46
Father Jules Lemire (1853-1928) was deputy and mayor of Hazebrouck. This democratic priest who was known for having created allotments in France, fought to defend the rights of the most humble people for 35 years at the Assemblée Nationale.
Square Saint Eloi
+33 (0)3 28 41 84 67
Come and visit one of the most beautiful Hôtels de Ville in the region, built in 1558 in the Flemish Renaissance style. The Salle du Musée and the Salle des Mariages present a number of paintings.
Place du Général de Gaulle
+33 (0)3 28 62 53 00
Discover bees in the different rooms with depictions, photos, decor and amusing and educational models! Have a peek at our bee hives safely through glass windows. Explanations are provided about the inhabitants of the hives and their different jobs. Bees in our gardens: What do they do? What is pollination? Objects to touch, beehive to take apart, smoker and jacket to try, tool collections, etc. The work of a beekeeper is explained, as well as the harvest and the benefits of the six products from the hive (honey, propolis, royal jelly, pollen, wax, bee venom). Why are bees endangered? A small insect of great importance to humans. At the end of the visit, honey and gingerbread tasting.
93 rue de Cassel
+33 (0)3 28 42 83 08
The permanent collections have remained the same and the rooms have not undergone any major changes. Visitors are able to discover all of the aspects of local history at the museum. Go back in time or learn about recent history. In addition, a beautiful park surrounds the museum, which is on the first floor of the Château. Go for a walk among hundred-year-old trees, enjoy the playground, and discover the wooded area and its animals. A pleasant afternoon for enjoying the park and learning about the history of the city.
9 rue de Warneton
+33 (0)3 28 44 20 04 ou +33 (0)3 20 38 80 00
Interpretation centre of the History of the Battle of the Peene, whereby this part of Flanders became French. Large model of the battlefield, film (F-NL), audio tour (F-EN-NL-VL). Exhibit in 2016 and 2017: la Révolte des Gueux il y a 450 ans (crise iconoclaste et guerre de religion).
200, rue de la Mairie